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Portrait of Karl Wilhelm Friedrich von Schlegel

Karl Wilhelm Friedrich von Schlegel

10 Mar 1772–12 Jan 1829

German philosopher and poet

Mathematics is, as it were, a sensuous logic, and relates to philosophy as do the arts, music, and plastic art to poetry.

TOPICS: logic, mathematics

SOURCE: Philosophical Fragments

Generally speaking, the most important arts and pursuits of life are ultimately based on mathematics.

TOPICS: mathematics

SOURCE: The Philosophy of Life, and Philosophy of Language, In a Course of Lectures

For the formal science of mathematics is not a positive science for the cognition of a real object, so much as an organon and aid for other sciences, which, however, as such, is both excellent in itself, and admits of many useful applications.

TOPICS: science, mathematics

SOURCE: The Philosophy of Life, and Philosophy of Language, In a Course of Lectures

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