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Mathematics is a genuine science, because it contains completed knowledge, products of a spiritual spontaneity - because it genialises methodically. It is also Art; for it has reduced genial experience into rules - it teaches genius to be - it replaces nature by reason.


Quoted in Panthea, Eclectic Gatherings, The Reasoner, Volume 6, 1849 (p. 373)

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Mathematics is a genuine science, because it contains completed knowledge, products of a spiritual spontaneity - because it genialises methodically....

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Mathematics is a genuine science, because it contains completed knowledge, products of a spiritual spontaneity - because it genialises methodically....

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Mathematics is a genuine science, because it contains completed knowledge, products of a spiritual spontaneity - because it genialises methodically....

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Mathematics is a genuine science, because it contains completed knowledge, products of a spiritual spontaneity - because it genialises methodically....