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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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John Locke: Champion of Democracy

Graham Faiella - Juvenile Nonfiction - 2005 - 120 pages
...distinct ideas." Locke, the empiricist, believed that people should study mathematics, as he said, "not so much to make them mathematicians, as to make them reasonable creatures." Mathematics, for Locke, was the best training for people to think more fi2 clearly, because the principles...
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Gender, Class, and Freedom in Modern Political Theory

Nancy J. Hirschmann - Philosophy - 2008 - 352 pages
...sorts of reasoning, every single argument should be managed as a mathematical demonstration," though "not so much to make them mathematicians as to make them reasonable creatures" (Conduct, sec. 7, 180, sec. 6, 178). And although Locke clearly states that these subjects, particularly...
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Feminist Interpretations of John Locke

Nancy J. Hirschmann, Kirstie M. McClure - Social Science - 2010 - 352 pages
...sorts of reasoning, every single argument should be managed as a mathematical demonstration," though "not so much to make them mathematicians as to make them reasonable creatures."4' And although Locke clearly states that these subjects, particularly mathematics, are...
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An Essay Concerning Human Understanding: And a Treatise on the Conduct of ...

John Locke - Knowledge, Theory of - 1800 - 524 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; 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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School & Society, Volume 15

James McKeen Cattell, Will Carson Ryan, Raymond Walters - Education - 1922 - 784 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. . . . He that has to do with young scholars, especially in mathematics, may perceive how their minds...
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