William Whewell Quote

The character of the true philosopher is, not that he never conjectures hazardously, but that his conjectures are clearly conceived, and brought into rigid contact with facts. He sees and compares distinctly the Ideas and the Things; - the relations of his notions to each other and to phenomena.


The Philosophy of the Inductive Sciences, Founded Upon Their History, (2nd edition), Book XI, Chapter V (p. 55)

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The character of the true philosopher is, not that he never conjectures hazardously, but that his conjectures are clearly conceived, and brought into ...

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The character of the true philosopher is, not that he never conjectures hazardously, but that his conjectures are clearly conceived, and brought into ...

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The character of the true philosopher is, not that he never conjectures hazardously, but that his conjectures are clearly conceived, and brought into ...

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The character of the true philosopher is, not that he never conjectures hazardously, but that his conjectures are clearly conceived, and brought into ...