Mathematicians Of The Day

20th January

Quotation of the day

From André-Marie Ampère
Ordinarily logic is divided into the examination of ideas, judgments, arguments, and methods. The two latter are generally reduced to judgments, that is, arguments are reduced to apodictic judgments that such and such conclusions follow from such and such premises, and method is reduced to judgments that prescribe the procedure that should be followed in the search for truth.
[Ampère expresses how arguments have a logical structure which he expected should be applied to relate scientific theories to experimental evidence.]