Charles Sanders Peirce

Charles Sanders Peirce

American philosopher, physicist and mathematician
...mathematics is distinguished from all other sciences except only ethics, in standing in no need of ethics. Every other science, even logic, especially in its early stages, is in danger of evaporating into airy nothingness, degenerating, as the Germans say, into an arachnoid film, spun from the stuff that dreams are made of. There is no such danger for pure mathematics; for that is precisely what mathematics ought to be.More Charles Sanders Peirce quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
If we are to define science, ... it does not consist so much in knowing, nor even in "organized knowledge," as it does in diligent inquiry into truth for truth's sake, without any sort of axe to grind, nor for the sake of the delight of contemplating it, but from an impulse to penetrate into the reason of things.More Charles Sanders Peirce quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Every new concept first comes to the mind in a judgment.More Charles Sanders Peirce quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
It is not too much to say that next after the passion to learn there is no quality so indispensable to the successful prosecutionof science as imagination. Find me a people whose early medicine is not mixed up with magic and incantations, and I will find you a people devoid of all scientific ability.More Charles Sanders Peirce quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
We cannot begin with complete doubt.More Charles Sanders Peirce quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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