Alfred North Whitehead

Alfred North Whitehead

was an English mathematician who became a philosopher
Familiar things happen, and mankind does not bother about them. It requires a very unusual mind to undertake the analysis of the obvious.More Alfred North Whitehead quotes [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The point of mathematics is that in it we have always got rid of the particular instance, and even of any particular sorts of entities. So that for example, no mathematical truths apply merely to fish, or merely to stones, or merely to colours. So long as you are dealing with pure mathematics, you are in the realm of complete and absolute abstraction. . . . Mathematics is thought moving in the sphere of complete abstraction from any particular instance of what it is talking about.More Alfred North Whitehead quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Systems, scientific or philosophic, come and go. Each method of limited understanding is at length exhausted. In its prime each system is a triumphant success: in its decay it is an obstructive nuisance.More Alfred North Whitehead quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I am also greatly indebted to Bergson, William James, and John Dewey. One of my preoccupations has been to rescue their type of thought from the charge of anti-intellectualism, which rightly or wrongly has been associated with it.More Alfred North Whitehead quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Art flourishes where there is a sense of adventure, a sense of nothing having been done before, of complete freedom to experiment...More Alfred North Whitehead quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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