Plato quote about reason from The Republic - I have hardly ever known a mathematician who could reason.
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I have hardly ever known a mathematician who could reason.
 Plato, The Republic. copy citation

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Author Plato
Source The Republic
Topic reason mathematics
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Language English
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Note Translated by Benjamin Jowett
Weblink http://www.gutenberg.org/files/1497/1497-h/1497-h.htm

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“'I dare say, Socrates,' said Glaucon; 'but such a study will be an endless business.' What study do you mean—of the prelude, or what? For all these things are only the prelude, and you surely do not suppose that a mere mathematician is also a dialectician? 'Certainly not. I have hardly ever known a mathematician who could reason.' And yet, Glaucon, is not true reasoning that hymn of dialectic which is the music of the intellectual world, and which was by us compared to the effort of sight, when from beholding the shadows on the wall we arrived at last at the images which gave the shadows?” source

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