I have mentioned mathematics as a way to settle in the mind a habit of reasoning closely and in train ; not that I think it necessary that all men should be deep mathematicians, but that, having got the way of reasoning which that study necessarily brings... An Essay Concerning Human Understanding - Page 339by John Locke - 1805Full view - About this book
| Nancy J. Hirschmann - Philosophy - 2008 - 342 pages
...flower, requires the learning of substantive subjects such as Greek, Latin, and particularly mathematics: **"in all sorts of reasoning, every single argument...should be managed as a mathematical demonstration,"** though "not so much to make them mathematicians as to make them reasonable creatures" (Conduct, sec.... | |
| Religion - 1836
...closely and in a train ; not that I think it necessary that all men should be deep Mathematicians, but **that having got the way of reasoning which that study...should be managed as a mathematical demonstration."** In the opinion of Locke, certainly, an acquaintance with exact science does not unfit one for reasoning... | |
| Charles Hodge, Lyman Hotchkiss Atwater - Bible - 1868
...527.— In this, as in other things, Plato follows Pythagoras. See Porphyry, De vit. Pythag. 46, 47. **study necessarily brings the mind to, they might be...should be managed as a mathematical demonstration."*** In the next place, our author proceeds to show that the training afforded by the mathematics is not... | |
| James McKeen Cattell, Will Carson Ryan, Raymond Walters - Education - 1922
...closely and in train; not that I think it necessary that all men should be deep mathematicians, but **that, having got the way of reasoning, which that...other parts of knowledge as they shall have occasion.** The quotations are not cited to make out a case for mental discipline, but they can leave no doubt... | |
| Granville Stanley Hall, Carl Allanmore Murchison - Child psychology - 1914
...mathematics, where he even uses the term " transfer." He says children should be taught mathematics so **that " having got the way of reasoning, which that...to transfer it to other parts of knowledge as they** have occasion." But he sees clearly that this transfer may work for evil as well as good : "A metaphysician... | |
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