Chauncey Wright


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  • ''Let one persuade many, and he becomes confirmed and convinced, and cares for no better evidence.''
    Chauncey Wright (1830-1875), U.S. philosopher. letter to F. E. Abbot, Feb. 10, 1869. Philosophical Writings of Chauncey Wright, p. 46, ed. by Edward H. Madden (1963).
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  • ''The accidental causes of science are only "accidents" relatively to the intelligence of a man.''
    Chauncey Wright (1830-1875), U.S. philosopher. Originally published in North American Review (1871). "The Genesis of Species," repr. In Philosophical Writings of Chauncey Wright (1963), p. 37.
  • ''We receive the truths of science by compulsion. Nothing but ignorance is able to resist them.''
    Chauncey Wright (1830-1875), U.S. philosopher. Originally published in North American Review (1865). "The Philosophy of Herbert Spencer," p. 23, repr. In The Philosophical Writings of Chauncey Wright, ed. Edward H. Madden (1958).

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