„Economics is the most human of sciences. It is the science of wants and frustrations. It is psychology subject to the abstract, amplifying forces of mathematics.“

—  Ian McDonald, livro The Dervish House

Fonte: The Dervish House (2010), Ch. 2, §8 (p. 72)

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„It is clear that economics, if it is to be a science at all, must be a mathematical science.“

—  William Stanley Jevons, The Theory of Political Economy

Fonte: The Theory of Political Economy (1871), Chapter I, Introduction, p. 38.

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„Psychology is the logos of experience. Psychology is the structure of the evidence, and hence psychology is the science of sciences.“

—  Ronald David Laing, livro The Politics of Experience

Fonte: The Politics of Experience (1967), Ch. 1 : Experience as evidence
Contexto: I cannot experience your experience. You cannot experience my experience. We are both invisible men. All men are invisible to one another. Experience used to be called The Soul. Experience as invisibility of man to man is at the same time more evident than anything. Only experience is evident. Experience is the only evidence. Psychology is the logos of experience. Psychology is the structure of the evidence, and hence psychology is the science of sciences.

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„The branches of mathematics are as various as the sciences to which they belong, and each subject of physical enquiry has its appropriate mathematics.“

—  Benjamin Peirce, Linear Associative Algebra

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Contexto: The branches of mathematics are as various as the sciences to which they belong, and each subject of physical enquiry has its appropriate mathematics. In every form of material manifestation, there is a corresponding form of human thought, so that the human mind is as wide in its range of thought as the physical universe in which it thinks.

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„The young mathematical disciple 'topology' might be of some help in making psychology a real science.“

—  Kurt Lewin German-American psychologist 1890 - 1947

Fonte: 1930s, Principles of topological psychology, 1936, p. vii.

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„There is a noticeable general difference between the sciences and mathematics on the one hand, and the humanities and social sciences on the other.“

—  Noam Chomsky american linguist, philosopher and activist 1928

Quotes 1990s, 1990-1994
Contexto: There is a noticeable general difference between the sciences and mathematics on the one hand, and the humanities and social sciences on the other. It's a first approximation, but one that is real. In the former, the factors of integrity tend to dominate more over the factors of ideology. It's not that scientists are more honest people. It's just that nature is a harsh taskmaster. You can lie or distort the story of the French Revolution as long as you like, and nothing will happen. Propose a false theory in chemistry, and it'll be refuted tomorrow.

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„… science is the most revolutionary force in the world.“

—  George Sarton American historian of science 1884 - 1956

[George Sarton, A guide to the history of science: a first guide for the study of the history of science, with introductory essays on science and tradition, Chronica Botanica Co., 1952, 3]

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„The new art must be based upon science — in particular, upon mathematics, as the most exact, logical, and graphically constructive of the sciences.“

—  Albrecht Dürer German painter, printmaker, mathematician, and theorist 1471 - 1528

As quoted in Dictionary of Scientific Biography (1970 - 1990) edited by M Steck.

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„Calculations are to the economic science what bones are to the human body. Without them it will always be a vague and confused science, at the mercy of error and prejudice.“

—  François Quesnay French economist 1694 - 1774

François Quesnay in letter to Mirabeau (Archives Nationales, Ms. 779, 4 bis, p.2 note); as cited in: Richard Van Den Berg and Albert Steenge. "Tableaux and Systèmes. Early French Contributions to Linear Production Models." Cahiers d'économie Politique/Papers in Political Economy 2 (2016): 11-30.

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„Science, according to science, ought to be the most important attribute of human beings.“

—  Harvey Mansfield Author, professor 1932

How to Understand Politics: What the Humanities Can Say to Science (2007)

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„Economics is a social science, not a physical science.“

—  Jim Stanford Canadian economist 1961

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„Psychology is a very unsatisfactory science.“

—  Kurt Koffka German psychologist 1886 - 1941

Fonte: Principles of Gestalt Psychology, 1935, p. 22. ( Chapter 1 https://www.marxists.org/reference/subject/philosophy/works/ge/koffka.htm, online at marxists.org)
Contexto: Psychology is a very unsatisfactory science. Comparing the vast body of systematised and recognised facts in physics with those in psychology one will doubt the advisability of teaching the latter to anybody who does not intend to become a professional psychologist, one might even doubt the advisability of training professional psychologists. But when one considers the potential contribution which psychology can make to our understanding of the universe, one's attitude may be changed. Science becomes easily divorced from life. The mathematician needs an escape from the thin air of his abstractions, beautiful as they are; the physicist wants to revel in sounds that are soft, mellow, and melodious, that seem to reveal mysteries which are hidden under the curtain of waves and atoms and mathematical equations; and even the biologist likes to enjoy the antics of his dog on Sundays unhampered by his weekday conviction that in reality they - are but chains of machine-like reflexes

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