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Term:

Mathematics

Quote:

*Mathematics* is the study of what is or is not logically possible, without undertaking to ascertain what actually exists.

Source:

Peirce, C. S. (1904). *Reason's Conscience: A Practical Treatise on the Theory of Discovery; Wherein logic is conceived as Semeiotic*. MS [R] 693.

References:

NEM 4:191; HP 2:825

Date of Quote:

1904

URL:

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