He also gives us " natural law " 2 - a Stoic inheritance, preserving the form of an idealist appeal to systematic requirements of reason, while practically limiting its assumptions to those of intuitionalism.
Often assumptions are made which lead to equations in x which cannot be solved "rationally," i.e.
There is no subject of human study which may not be at some time or other of economic significance, and anything which affects the character, the ideals or the environment of man may make it necessary to modify our assumptions and our reasoning with regard to his conduct in economic affairs.
All the assumptions we require are furnished by observation of people in the mass and the larger generalizations of statistics.
The assumptions, the definitions, the reasoning, the conclusions of the classical writers have been ruthlessly overhauled.
We may talk of the assumptions implicitly involved in Ricardo's works.
= tions were; we only know what assumptions we should make in order to reach the same conclusions, and they may be very different from " the mind of Ricardo."
The conclusions of such a work are of wider significance than the assumptions we attribute to the author would warrant.
These assumptions marked a definite rejection of all allegiance to Rome.
Although Kekule founded his famous benzene formula in 1865 on the assumptions that the six hydrogen atoms in benzene are equivalent and that the molecule is symmetrical, i.e.
That two pairs of hydrogen atoms are symmetrically situated with reference to any specified hydrogen atom, the absolute demonstration of the validity of OH these assumptions was first given by A.
Ewing has himself also shown how satisfactorily this theory accords with many other obscure and complicated phenomena, such as those presented by coercive force, differences of magnetic quality, and the effects of vibration, temperature and stress; while as regards simplicity and freedom from arbitrary assumptions it leaves little to be desired.
Regarding it as important that all reasoning with reference to magnetism should be conducted without any uncertain assumptions, he worked out a mathematical theory upon the sole foundation of a few wellknown facts and principles.
Morphology becomes a farce when such assumptions are made.
That it formed the starting-point, and largely prescribed the course of thought on the subject of planetary origin is due to the simplicity of its assumptions, and the clearness of the mechanical principles involved, rather than to any cogent evidence of its truth.
But, as applied to lower and more obscure forms of life, teleology presented alfnost insurmountable difficulties; and consequently, in place of exact experiment and demonstration, the most reckless though ingenious assumptions were made as to the utility of the parts and organs of lower animals.
Many zoologists - prominent among them in Great Britain being Huxley - had been repelled by the airy fancies and assumptions of the " philosophical " morphologists.
His methods, however, were not free from tentative assumptions, and were considerably improved by Edmund Halley (Phil.
They are repelled by the dryness of much of the matter, the unsuitableness of many of the topics discussed for poetic treatment, the arbitrary assumption of premises, the entire failure to establish the connexion between the concrete phenomena which the author professes to explain and these assumptions, and the erroneousness of many of the doctrines which are stated with dogmatic confidence.
To the specialists in sciences which were advancing rapidly and in divergent directions to results which often reacted on and transformed their initial assumptions, Spencer has often appeared too much of a philosopher and defective in specialist knowledge.
Meyer, on slightly different assumptions, it should be 41/2 times, the actual volume of the molecules.
This theory, however, depended upon unverified assumptions, such as the supposed silence of theologians about the creed at the beginning of the 9th century; the suggestion that the completed creed would have been useful to them if they had known it as a weapon against the heresy of Adoptianism; the assertion that no MS. containing the complete text was of earlier date than c. 813.
Since the volume at constant pressure is exactly proportional to the absolute temperature, it follows that the coefficients of expansion of all gases ought, to within the limits of error introduced by the assumptions on which we are working, to have the same value 1/273.
But in Servetus, whose execution he approved, we find an isolated, feeble revolt against assumptions which both Catholics and Protestants of all shades accepted without question.
When the assumptions on which it rests are proved to be baseless, the particular scepticism is also overcome.
I buy something because I have certain assumptions about how much happiness it will bring me.
These assumptions are often wrong.
We compute the maximum amount of food the world can produce by beginning with total acres of land considered arable, but that is based on assumptions about the future of technology and agriculture.
I know that sounds preposterous—but only based on our assumptions that the future will be like the past.
In areas of uncertainty, we form our opinions on the basis of assumptions in other parts of our life.
If the answers to those questions are affirmative, then making assumptions about increasing rates of technological progress is very reasonable.