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The Logician’s Pyrrhic Victory

From Newman’s Grammar of Assent: Logical inference…will be found partly to succeed and partly to fail; succeeding so far as words can in fact be found for representing the countless varieties and subtleties of human thought, failing on account of the … Continue reading

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Notions and Things in Newman’s “Idea of a University”

I wonder if the real key to origin of Newman’s use of “notion” and “thing” in the Grammar is to be found in the Second Discourse of the Idea, namely in his discussion of the relation of individual sciences to … Continue reading

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