William Whewell Quote

The system becomes more coherent as it is further extended. The elements which we require for explaining a new class of facts are already contained in our system. Different members of the theory run together, and we have thus a constant convergence to unity. In false theories, the contrary is the case.


Part 2, Book 11, ch. 5, sect. 3, art. 12. - Philosophy of the Inductive Sciences (1840)

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The system becomes more coherent as it is further extended. The elements which we require for explaining a new class of facts are already contained...

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The system becomes more coherent as it is further extended. The elements which we require for explaining a new class of facts are already contained...

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The system becomes more coherent as it is further extended. The elements which we require for explaining a new class of facts are already contained...

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The system becomes more coherent as it is further extended. The elements which we require for explaining a new class of facts are already contained...