Thomas Reid Quote

In mathematics [sophistry] had no place from the beginning: Mathematicians having had the wisdom to define accurately the terms they use, and to lay down, as axioms, the first principles on which their reasoning is grounded. Accordingly we find no parties among mathematicians, and hardly any disputes.


Essays on the Intellectual Powers of Man, Essay I, Chapter I (p. 1), Printed for John Bell. 1785

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In mathematics [sophistry] had no place from the beginning: Mathematicians having had the wisdom to define accurately the terms they use, and to lay...

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In mathematics [sophistry] had no place from the beginning: Mathematicians having had the wisdom to define accurately the terms they use, and to lay...

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In mathematics [sophistry] had no place from the beginning: Mathematicians having had the wisdom to define accurately the terms they use, and to lay...

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In mathematics [sophistry] had no place from the beginning: Mathematicians having had the wisdom to define accurately the terms they use, and to lay...