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" Just so it is in the mind ; would you have a man reason well, you must use him to it betimes, exercise his mind in observing the connection of ideas and following them in train. Nothing does this better than mathematics, which therefore I think should... "
Easy Introduction to Mathematics - Page xxvi
by Charles Butler - 1814
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Thoughts on Self-culture, Addressed to Women

Maria Georgina Shirreff Grey, Emily Anne Eliza Shirreff - Electronic book - 1851 - 496 pages
...without. It is on this account that Locke says he would have every body learn something of mathematics, " not so much to make them mathematicians, as to make them reasonable creatures." * So, likewise, an eminent philosopher of our own day conEssay on the Conduct of the Human Understanding,...
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A Practical Treatise on Algebra: Designed for the Use of Students in High ...

Benjamin Greenleaf - Algebra - 1852 - 352 pages
...Understanding, that " nothing teaches a man to reason so well as Mathematics, which should be taught to all those who have time and opportunity, not so much...mathematicians, as to make them reasonable creatures." This may well be said of Algebra. In the study of Algebra, and in fact of every branch of mathematics,...
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Rational arithmetic

Sarah Porter - 1852 - 284 pages
...their mental faculties, the time thus employed in the education of youth would be well bestowed, " not so much to make them mathematicians as to make them reasonable creatures."* To assist in rescuing arithmetic from the degraded rank it at present occupies among intellectual pursuits...
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A Practical Treatise on Algebra: Designed for the Use of Students in High ...

Benjamin Greenleaf - Algebra - 1853 - 370 pages
...Understanding, " Nothing teaches a man to reason so well as Mathematics, which should be taught to all those who have time and opportunity, not so much...make them mathematicians, as to make them reasonable crea"fcllTGS " BENJAMIN GREENLEAF. BUAWOIUJ, January 23, 1852. ADVERTISEMENT TO THE STEREOTYPE EDITION....
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The Assurance Magazine, and Journal of the Institute of Actuaries, Volume 3

Insurance - 1853 - 394 pages
...same time to exercise the mental faculties of students ; and, as she says in the words of Locke, " not so much to make them mathematicians as to make them reasonable creatures." To this end the author has avoided giving any rule without first having shown upon what principles...
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The Philosophical Works of John Locke, Volume 1

John Locke - Philosophy - 1854 - 560 pages
...does this better than mathematics, which therefore I think should be tauglft all those who have the time and opportunity, not so much to make them mathematicians as to make them reasonable creatures ; for though we all call ourselves so because we are born to it if we please, yet we may truly say,...
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Mathematics Simplified and Made Attractive: Or, The Laws of Motion Explained

Thomas Fisher - Mathematics - 1854 - 156 pages
...does this better than mathematics, which, therefore, I think should be taught all those who have the time and opportunity, not so much to make them mathematicians, as to make them reasonable creatures." [Locke, on the Conduct of the Human Understanding, Introduction, Sec. 6. " It is to bo observed that...
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Liber Cantabrigiensis, an Account of the Aids Afforded to Poor Students, the ...

Robert Potts - Scholarships - 1855 - 586 pages
...ideas, and following them in train. Nothing does this better than Mathematics; which, therefore, I think should be taught all those who have time and...make them Mathematicians, as to make them reasonable creatures.—John Locke. 186. to the investigation of Mathematical truth, will come to all other questions...
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Liber Cantabrigiensis, an Account of the Aids Afforded to Poor Students, the ...

Robert Potts - Scholarships - 1855 - 588 pages
...ideas, and following them in train. Nothing does this better than Mathematics; which, therefore, I think should be taught all those who have time and...make them Mathematicians, as to make them reasonable creatures.—John Locke. 186. He that gives a portion of his time and talent to the investigation of...
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Arithmetic, Its Principles and Practice

James W. Kavanagh - Arithmetic - 1857 - 298 pages
...are indispensably necessary in the promotion of mental culture. Hence Locke says — " Mathematics should be taught all those who have time and opportunity...mathematicians as to make them reasonable creatures."! And while the pure mathematics thus aid in the forma* Study of Mathematics, by De Morgan. t Conduct...
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