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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 Mathematical Work of Charles Babbage

J. M. Dubbey, John Michael Dubbey - 2004 - 248 pages
...Review sees the two major universities as the chief culprits responsible for the mathematical decline: for its maturity, the mathematical sciences have never...In the other seminary, the dominion of prejudice is equally strong; and the works of Locke and Newton are the text from which the prelections are read....
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Mr Hopkins' Men: Cambridge Reform and British Mathematics in the 19th Century

A.D.D. Craik - 2008 - 410 pages
...centres from which knowledge is supposed to radiate over all the rest of the island." In one [Oxford], "the mathematical sciences have never flourished;...of advancing beyond the mere elements of geometry." Playfair admits that, in contrast, mathematics is much studied at Cambridge; but he objects that candidates...
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