Quote: better to use common sense and simple reasoning than book learning, philosophy, majority opinion, logic, geometrical analysis, or algebra

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what is truth

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And thus I thought that book learning, at … and enlarged gradually by the opinions of many … made naturally by a man of good sense … [p. 9 (16)] one cannot imagine anything so strange or … [p. 9 (16)] the majority opinion is not a proof … [p. 9 (17)] in the case of logic, its syllogisms … one knows, or even, … to speak without judgment concerning matters about which … [p. 10 (17)] [the geometrical analysis of the ancients] is always so subject to the … case of [modern] algebra, one is so governed … art that encumbers the mind instead of a …   Google-1   Google-2

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