Thursday, 29 March 2012

Mathematical knowledge appeared to be certain, exact, 
and applicable to the real world; 
moreover it was obtained by mere thinking, 
without the need for observation. 
 Consequently, it was thought to supply an ideal, 
from which every-day empirical knowledge fell short. 
 It was supposed, on the basis of mathematics, 
that thought is superior to sense, 
intuition to observation.