A system of logic, ratiocinative and inductive [electronic resource] : being a connected view of the principles of evidence, and the methods of scientific investigation. Vol. 1 / John Stuart Mill.
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- 5th ed.
- London : Parker, Son, and Bourn, 1862.
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Science -- Methodology.
Knowledge, Theory of.
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Science -- methods.
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- "This book makes no pretence of giving to the world a new theory of the intellectual operations. Its claim to attention, if it possess any, is grounded on the fact that it is an attempt not to supersede, but to embody and systematize, the best ideas which have been either promulgated on its subject by speculative writers, or conformed to by accurate thinkers in their scientific inquiries. To cement together the detached fragments of a subject, never yet treated as a whole; to harmonize the true portions of discordant theories, by supplying the links of thought necessary to connect them, and by disentangling them from the errors with which they are always more or less interwoven; must necessarily require a considerable amount of original speculation. To other originality than this, the present work lays no claim. In the existing state of the cultivation of the sciences, there would be a very strong presumption against any one who should imagine that he had effected a revolution in the theory of the investigation of truth, or added any fundamentally new process to the practice of it"--Preface. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2012 APA, all rights reserved).
- Electronic reproduction. Washington, D.C. : American Psychological Association, 2012. Available via World Wide Web. Access limited by licensing agreement. s2012 dcunns
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