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" In one of these, where the dictates of Aristotle are still listened to as infallible decrees, and where the infancy of science is mistaken for its maturity, the mathematical sciences have never flourished ; and the scholar has no means of advancing beyond... "
The Works of John Playfair ...: With a Memoir of the Author ... - Page 325
by John Playfair - 1822
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The Edinburgh Review: Or Critical Journal, Volume 16

1810 - 538 pages
...added, ' where 1 the dictates of Aristotle are still listened to as infallible decree*, ' or -j:here the infancy of science is mistaken for its maturity,...sciences have never flourished ,- and the scholar has 1 m means of ailra-ncing beyond the mere elements of Geometry. ' The author before us very rightly...
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A Reply to the Calumnies of the Edinburgh Review Against Oxford: Containing ...

Edward Copleston - 1810 - 208 pages
...of the accufation is exprefled in a more diftinct and tangible form, relating to a matter of fact. " The Scholar has no means of advancing beyond " the mere elements of Geometry." What are the mere elements of Geometry ? Are Plane and Spherical Trigonometry, are tho properties of...
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The London Quarterly Review, Volume 4

1811 - 566 pages
...Oxford, subjoined to that analysis. 'I'he precise charge against Oxford, is made in these words : ' Where the dictates of Aristotle are still listened...mathematical sciences have never flourished, and the scholar lias no means of advancing beyond the mere elements of geometry.' — No. XXII. p. 283. To this it...
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Remains and Occasional Publications of the Late Rev. John Davison, B.D. ...

John Davison - 1840 - 694 pages
...argument remains just the same ! The third and last article of the charge was expressed in these words : " The scholar has no means " of advancing beyond the mere elements of geo" metry." The author, knowing that different senses are affixed to this term, instead of asserting...
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American Presbyterian and Theological Review, Volume 4

Henry Boynton Smith, James Manning Sherwood - 1866 - 686 pages
...with the approbation of his colleagues in the Faculty. The Review had said—alluding to Oxford—" Where the dictates of Aristotle are still listened to as infallible decrees, or where the infancy of science is mistaken for its maturity, the mathematical sciences have never...
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The Sewanee Review, Volume 34

1926 - 550 pages
...the causes of the lack of scientific knowledge in England, and particularly in the two great centers from which knowledge is supposed to radiate over all...of advancing beyond the mere elements of geometry. The cleverest of the reviewers, the wit, Sidney Smith, reduced the idea of Oxford education to an absurdity:...
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A History of University Reform from 1800 A.D. to the Present Time: With ...

Alfred Isaac Tillyard - 1913 - 422 pages
...ignorance, the sentence which gave most offence was that in which Oxford was described as a place " where the dictates of Aristotle are still listened...its maturity, the mathematical sciences have never nourished, and the scholar has no means of advancing beyond the mere elements of geometry." These charges...
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Report of the Annual Meeting of the South African Association for ..., Volume 13

1917 - 944 pages
...review of Laplace's " Traite de Mecanique Celeste" in i8oXi; "In one of these (public institutions), where the dictates of .Aristotle are still listened...seminary the dominion of prejudice is not equally strong; . . . mathematical learning is there the great object of study, but still we must object to the method...
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The Battleground of the Curriculum: Liberal Education and American Experience

1994 - 200 pages
...knowledge is supposed to radiate over all the rest of the island" and to the particular failure of Oxford, "where the dictates of Aristotle are still listened to as infallible decrees." Knight's review of Falconer's Strabo — tendentiously labeled by the Edinburgh Review as "The Oxford...
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Oxford Figures: 800 Years of the Mathematical Sciences

John Fauvel, Raymond Flood, Robin J. Wilson - 2000 - 334 pages
...inferiority stemmed chiefly, he argued, from the deficiencies of the universities, particularly Oxford, where the dictates of Aristotle are still listened...scholar has no means of advancing beyond the mere elemeors of geometry. This provoked lively discussion at Oxford, and a strong response from Edward...
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