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CHAPTER VII
LINGUISTIC REVISION
This would appear to put at least part of the Theory of Demonstration in a category with the efforts of beginners in Geometry: To prove that A equals B: let A equal B; therefore A equals B. (22)                       E. T. bell
To what final conclusions are we then led respecting the nature and extent of the scholastic logic? I think to the following: that it is not a science, but a collection of scientific truths, too incomplete to form a system of themselves, and not sufficiently fundamental to serve as the foundation upon which a perfect system may rest. (44)                     george boole
. . . the subject-predicate habits of thought . . . had been impressed on the European mind by the overemphasis on Aristotle's logic during the long mediaeval period. In reference to this twist of mind, probably Aristotle was not an Aristotelian. (578)                                     a. n. whitehead
The Euclidean space alone is one which at the same time is free of electricity and of gravitation, (ssi)                                            Hermann weyl
To imagine that Newton's great scientific reputation is tossing up and down in these latter-day revolutions is to confuse science with omniscience. (149)                                                                           A. S. EDDINGTON
This latter objection was sanctioned by Newton, who was not a strict Newtonian. (457)                                                             bertrand russell
The evil produced by the Aristotelian 'primary substance' is exactly ihis habit of metaphysical emphasis upon the 'subject-predicate' form of proposition. (578)                                                                a. n. whitehead
The belief or unconscious conviction that all propositions are of the subject-predicate form - in other words, that every fact consists in some thing having some quality - has rendered most philosophers incapable of giving any account of the world of science and daily life. (453)
BERTRAND RUSSELL
The alternative philosophic position must commence with denouncing the whole idea of 'Subject qualified by predicate' as a trap set for philosophers by the syntax of language. (574)                              A. N. whitehead
And a well-made language is no indifferent thing; not to go beyond physics, the unknown man who invented the word heat devoted many generations to error. Heat has been treated as a substance, simply because it was designated by a substantive, and it has been thought indestructible. (417)                                                                         H. POINCARE
Aristotle was almost entirely concerned with establishing what had been conceived already or of refuting error, but not with solving the problem of the discovery of truth. Now and then, in reading his organon, one feels that he has almost sensed the nature of this problem, only to find that he lapses immediately into a discussion of the logic of demonstration. He thinks of confirming truth rather than of finding it. (82) r. d. carmichael
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