The Philosophy of Mathematics

The Philosophy of Mathematics (Paperback)

By Auguste Comte 
Publisher: General Books
Edition: Paperback
Language: English
ISBN: 0217395988
EAN: 9780217395984
No. of Units: 1
No. of Pages: 126
Publish Date: 2012-1-11
Binding: Paperback
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Purchase of this book includes free trial access to www.million-books.com where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: diorn of analysis, the most frequent and the most unex- lv;cted approximations between problems which at first oliert.il no apparent connection, and which we often end in viewing as identical. Could we, for example, without the aid of analysis, perceive the least resemblance between the determination of the direction of a curve at each of its points and that of the velocity acquired by a body at every instant of its variable motion ? and yet these questions, however different they may be, compose but one in the eyes of the geometer. The high relative ]erfcction of mathematical analysis is as easily perceptible. This perfection is not due, as some have thought, to the nature of the signs which are employed as instruments of reasoning, eminently concise and general as they are. In reality, all great analytical ideas have been formed without the algebraic signs having been of any essential aid, except for working them out after the mind had conceived them. The superior perfection of the science of the calculus is due principally to the extreme simplicity of the ideas which it considers, by whatever signs they may be expressed; so that there is not the least hope, by any artifice of scientific language, of perfecting to the same degree theories which refer to more complex subjects, and which arc necessarily condemned by their nature to a greater or less logical inferiority. THE EXTENT OF ITS FIELD. Our examination of the philosophical character of mathematical science would remain incomplete, if, after having viewed its object and composition, we did not examine the real extent of its domain. Its Universality. For this purpose it is indispensable to perceive, first of all, that, in the purely logical point of view, this science is by itself necessarily and rigorously univ...
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Title: The Philosophy of Mathematics
Publisher: General Books
Author: Auguste Comte
Edition: Paperback
Language: English
ISBN: 0217395988
EAN: 9780217395984
No. of Units: 1
No. of Pages: 126
Publish Date: 2012-1-11
Binding: Paperback

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