All observers not laboring under hallucinations of the senses are agreed, or can be made to agree, about facts of sensible experience, through evidence toward which the intellect is merely passive, and over which the individual will and character have no control.
If they are, then the only ultimate truths are the particulars of concrete experience, and no postulate or general assumption is inherent in science until its proceedings become systematic, or the truths already reached give direction to further research.
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|Birth:||10th September, 1830|
|Death:||12th September, 1875|
Chauncey Wright was born in Northampton, Massachusetts. He was an American philosopher and mathematician. In 1852 he graduated from Harvard and became computer to the American Ephemeris and Nautical Almanac. From 1863 to 1870 he was secretary and recorder to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and in the last year of his life he lectured on mathematical physics at Harvard.
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