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‘Mathematics’ (pub. 11.09.14-10:35). 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-quantity-special-reference-collectional-and-mathematical-infinity-2.

Term:

Mathematics

Quote:

…the proper definition of mathematics is that it is the study of the substances of hypotheses, which it first frames and then traces to their consequences.

Source:

Peirce, C. S. (1895 [c.]). *On Quantity, with special reference to Collectional and Mathematical Infinity*. MS [R] 14.

References:

MS [R] 14:3

Date of Quote:

1895 [c.]

URL:

http://www.commens.org/dictionary/entry/quote-quantity-special-reference-collectional-and-mathematical-infinity-2