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‘Pure Mathematics’ (pub. 19.05.15-15:57). Quote in M. Bergman & S. Paavola (Eds.), *The Commens Dictionary: Peirce's Terms in His Own Words. New Edition*. Retrieved from http://www.commens.org/dictionary/entry/quote-l-r-1.

Term:

Pure Mathematics

Quote:

… pure Mathematics […] is simply the science of the necessary and definite results that would flow from the truth of propositions, as to whose actual truth the group of mathematicians, as such, professes neither responsibility nor interest.

Source:

Peirce, C. S. (1906 [c.]). *L [R]*. MS [R] 601.

References:

MS [R] 601:21-22

Date of Quote:

1906 [c.]

URL:

http://www.commens.org/dictionary/entry/quote-l-r-1