Topic: reason

Thus metaphysics and mathematics are, among all the sciences that belong to reason, those in which imagination has the greatest role.

TOPICS: imagination, learning, philosophy, science, reason

The moving power of mathematical invention is not reasoning but imagination.

TOPICS: imagination, reason

In questions of science the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of an individual.

TOPICS: science, reason

The science of mathematics presents the most brilliant example of how pure reason may successfully enlarge its domain without the aid of experience.

TOPICS: reason, knowledge