On various approaches to certainty

  • Andrew I. Dale
Part of the Sources in the History of Mathematics and Physical Sciences book series (SOURCES, volume 13)


Induction, analogy, hypotheses founded on facts and continually corrected by new observations, a fortunate intuition, given by nature and strengthened by numerous comparisons of the things it suggests with experience — these are the principal means of arriving at the truth [1].


Strong Analogy Universal Gravitation Heavenly Body Principal Means Great Mathematician 
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© Springer-Verlag New York, Inc. 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  • Andrew I. Dale
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  1. 1.Department of Mathematical StatisticsUniversity of NatalDurban, NatalRepublic of South Africa

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