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" Those long chains of reasoning, simple and easy as they are, of which geometricians make use in order to arrive at the most difficult demonstrations, had caused me to imagine that all those things which fall under the cognizance of man might very likely... "
Descartes and the Hyperbolic Quest: Lens Making Machines and Their ... - Page 40
by D. Graham Burnett - 2005 - 152 pages
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The Logic of Contemporary English Realism

Raymond Preston Hawes - Realism - 1923 - 147 pages
...demonstration and the evidence of its reasonings" ; its "long chains of reasoning, simple and easy," which "caused me to imagine that all those things which...might very likely be mutually related in the same fashion ; and that, provided only that we abstain from receiving anything as true which is not so,...
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The Scientific Background to Modern Philosophy: Selected Readings

Michael R. Matthews - Philosophy - 1989 - 162 pages
...enumerations so complete and reviews so general that I should be certain of having omitted nothing. Those long chains of reasoning, simple and easy as...might very likely be mutually related in the same fashion; and that, provided only that we abstain from receiving anything as true which is not so, and...
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Time's Reasons: Philosophies of History Old and New

Leonard Krieger - History - 1989 - 202 pages
...this the only accessible world. For enlightened historians who inherited Descartes' confidence that "those long chains of reasoning, simple and easy as...might very likely be mutually related in the same fashion," but who applied it to history as he did not; and who therefore believed, along with Voltaire,...
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Perspectives on Psychologism

Mark Amadeus Notturno - Philosophy - 1989 - 504 pages
...other Rationalists, most notably Spinoza). Descartes says that "Those long chains of reasoning, simple as they are, of which geometricians make use in order...might very likely be mutually related in the same fashion."32 In the preface to The Basic Laws of Arithmetic, Frege introduces his method with these...
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Sense and Subjectivity: A Study of Wittgenstein and Merleau-Ponty

Philip Michael Dwyer - Philosophy - 1990 - 223 pages
...and take Euclid as their model for this. Descartes says that, "Those long chains of reasoning, simple as they are, of which geometricians make use in order...might very likely be mutually related in the same fashion" (HRI, p. 92; cf. I, p. 14; II, pp. 52-9). In the preface to The Basic Laws of Arithmetic,...
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Jean D'alembert-Science

Hankins - Medical - 1990 - 260 pages
...that the notion of a logical or deductive chain was the most essential part of Descartes' philosophy. Those long chains of reasoning, simple and easy as they are, of which geometers make use in order to arrive at the most difficult demonstrations, had caused me to imagine...
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Radical Ecology: The Search for a Livable World

Carolyn Merchant - Ecofeminism - 1992 - 276 pages
...this method was the key to power over nature, for these methods of reasoning used by the geometricians "caused me to imagine that all those things which...might very likely be mutually related in the same fashion." By following this method, "there can be nothing so remote that we cannot reach to it, or...
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Key Philosophical Writings

René Descartes - Fiction - 1996 - 407 pages
...enumerations so complete and reviews so general that I should be certain of having omitted nothing. Those long chains of reasoning, simple and easy as...imagine that all those things which fall under the cognisance of man might very likely be mutually related in the same fashion; and that, provided only...
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Discourse on Method and Meditations

Rene Descartes, Elizabeth Sanderson Haldane, G. R. T. Ross - Philosophy - 2003 - 121 pages
...enumerations so complete and reviews so general that I should he certain of having omitted nothing. Those long chains of reasoning, simple and easy as...fall under the cognizance of man might very likely he mutually related in the same fashion ; and that, provided only that we ahstain from receiving anything...
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World Yearbook of Education: Higher Education in a Changing World

Brian Holmes, David G. Scanlon, William Roy Niblett - Education - 2005 - 410 pages
...gentleman. Contrast this with the position and significance which Descartes accords to mathematics: Those long chains of reasoning, simple and easy as...might very likely be mutually related in the same fashion; and that, provided only that we abstain from receiving anything as true which is not so, and...
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