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Term:

Mathematics

Quote:

Mathematics is the most abstract of all the sciences. For it makes no external observations, nor asserts anything as a real fact. When the mathematician deals with facts, they become for him mere “hypotheses”; for with their truth he refuses to concern himself. The whole science of mathematics is a science of hypotheses; so that nothing could be more completely abstracted from concrete reality.

Source:

Peirce, C. S. (1896). The Regenerated Logic. *The Monist*, *7*(1), 19-40.

References:

CP 3.428

Date of Quote:

1896

URL:

http://www.commens.org/dictionary/entry/quote-regenerated-logic-2