Science: Its Method and Its Philosophy by G. Burniston Brown

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From which, through 1 See The Meaning of Meaning by Ogden and Richards. Kegan 35 Paul, 1926. SCIENCE: ITS METHOD AND ITS PHILOSOPHY long periods of handling, biting, and visual inspection, the idea of a permanent object has been formed. Associations of this kind are automatically formed by all higher animals. In the symbol-situation lies also the origin of meaning. Definition is a statement of what a word means, by using other words, taken perhaps from a dictionary. But it is obvious that this must be a circular process, for other words require still other words for their and number of words in any language is limited, later sooner or the process must either fail, or be circular, that is to must be used again.

B, Mr. , all of whom have been known, whereas in the second premise, if it is an induction, it will include many men have not been known, and this implies that we have an idea of men apart from the particular specimens already encounthat we shall recognize new individuals when we come Words with a general reference like this, were called tered, so that across them. the Greeks universal*. by We require a universal are inductive, require they universals. "* Aristotle, in dealing with that admits since sense perception is only of particulars, problem, cannot be on this that we rely for our knowledge of universals.

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