Re: CCL:Auguste Comte on Mathematical Methods in Chemistry



On Thursday 08 January 2004 13:39, Jens Spanget-Larsen wrote:
 > I got it several years ago from an Internet page, without any
 > details. Does anybody know this text? A. Comte must be the
 > philosopher Auguste Comte, and the year 1830 may indicate his
 > work "Cours de philosophie positive" which was published in
 > this and the following years. But what can he have meant? Any
 > comments?
 I have seen that quote with the explicit attribution to the "Cours de
 philosophie positive" by Auguste Comte, but I never verified it. A large
 part
 of that book deals with the philosophy of science, so it would fit in there.
 I suppose he refers to the potential contradiction between the empirical
 approach of science (including chemistry) and the deductive approach of
 mathematics, but that's just a guess.
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