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]
The percept is the reality. It is not in propositional form. But the most immediate judgment concerning it is abstract. It is therefore essentially unlike the reality, although it must be accepted as true to that reality. Its truth consists in the fact that it is impossible to correct it, and in the fact that it only professes to consider one aspect of the percept.More Charles Sanders Peirce quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Mathematics is distinguished from all other sciences except only ethics, in standing in no need of ethics.More Charles Sanders Peirce quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Truth is that concordance of an abstract statement with the ideal limit towards which endless investigation would tend to bring scientific belief, which concordance the abstract statement may possess by virtue of the confession of its inaccuracy and one-sidedness, and this confession is an essential ingredient of truth.More Charles Sanders Peirce quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The idea does not belong to the soul; it is the soul that belongs to the idea.More Charles Sanders Peirce quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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