William Whewell Quote

The progress of knowledge is the main action of our drama; and all the events which do not bear upon this, though they may relate to the cultivation and the cultivators of philosophy, are not a necessary part of our theme.


History of the Inductive Sciences, from the Earliest to the Present Time, (Volume the First), Introduction (pp. 9, 12)

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The progress of knowledge is the main action of our drama; and all the events which do not bear upon this, though they may relate to the cultivation...

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The progress of knowledge is the main action of our drama; and all the events which do not bear upon this, though they may relate to the cultivation...

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The progress of knowledge is the main action of our drama; and all the events which do not bear upon this, though they may relate to the cultivation...

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The progress of knowledge is the main action of our drama; and all the events which do not bear upon this, though they may relate to the cultivation...