Jean DAlembert

Jean DAlembert

French philosopher, mathematician and physicist
Geometry, which should only obey Physics, when united with it sometimes commands it. If it happens that the question which we wish to examine is too complicated for all the elements to be able to enter into the analytical comparison we wish to make, we separate the more inconvenient [elements], we substitute others for them, less troublesome but also less real, and we are surprised to arrive, notwithstanding a painful labour, only at a result contradicted by nature; as if after having disguised it, cut it short or alteMore Jean DAlembert quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Thus metaphysics and mathematics are, among all the sciences that belong to reason, those in which imagination has the greatest role. I beg pardon of those delicate spirits who are detractors of mathematics for saying this . . . . The imagination in a mathematician who creates makes no less difference than in a poet who invents. . . . Of all the great men of antiquity, Archimedes may be the one who most deserves to be placed beside Homer.More Jean DAlembert quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The true system of the World has been recognized, developed and perfected...Everything has been discussed and analysed, or at least mentioned.More Jean DAlembert quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Gaming is the destruction of all decorum; the prince forgets at it his dignity, and the lady her modesty.More Jean DAlembert quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Just go on . . . and faith will soon return. To a friend hesitant with respect to infinitesimals.More Jean DAlembert quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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