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" It is a profoundly erroneous truism, repeated by all copy-books and by eminent people when they are making speeches, that we should cultivate the habit of thinking of what we are doing. The precise opposite is the case. Civilization advances by extending... "
Monthly Bulletin - League of Red Cross Societies - Page 242
1923
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An Introduction to Mathematics, Volume 10

Alfred North Whitehead - Mathematics - 1911 - 276 pages
...truism, repeated by all copy-books and by eminent people when they are making speeches, that we should cultivate the habit of thinking of what we are doing....important operations which we can perform without thinking about them. Operations of thought are like cavalry charges in a battle — they are strictly limited...
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The Monist, Volume 24

Paul Carus - Electronic journals - 1914 - 666 pages
...truism, repeated by all copy-books and by eminent people when they are making speeches, that we should cultivate the habit of thinking of what we are doing....important operations which we can perform without thinking about them. Operations of thought are like cavalry charges in a battle — they are strictly 'Home...
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The Teaching of Algebra (including Trigonometry)

Thomas Percy Nunn, Sir Thomas Percy Nunn - Albegra - 1914 - 760 pages
...that they illustrate so clearly the " economy of thought " at which mathematics constantly aims. " Civilization advances by extending the number of important operations which we can perform without thinking about them."1 Finally it should be noted that the word "equation" is avoided throughout Section I....
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The Teaching of Algebra (including Trigonometry)

Sir Thomas Percy Nunn - Algebra - 1914 - 654 pages
...that they illustrate so clearly the " economy of thought " at which mathematics constantly aims. " Civilization advances by extending the number of important operations which we can perform without thinking about them." l Finally it should be noted that the word "equation" is avoided throughout Section I....
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Originality: A Popular Study of the Creative Mind

Thomas Sharper Knowlson - Genius - 1917 - 334 pages
...mechanically by the eye, which otherwise would call into play the higher faculties of the brain. Civilisation advances by extending the number of important operations which we can perform without thinking about them." performed can be done in half the time, more pleasantly, and with less exhaustion, then...
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The Teaching of Algebra (including Trigonometry)

Sir Thomas Percy Nunn, Thomas Percy Nunn - Albegra - 1919 - 654 pages
...that they illustrate so clearly the " economy of thought " at which mathematics constantly aims. " Civilization advances by extending the number of important operations which we can perform without thinking about them." 1 Finally it should be noted that the word "equation" is avoided throughout Section I....
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The Foundations of Science

Sir William Cecil Dampier Dampier - Science - 1925 - 104 pages
...reasoning almost mechanically, which otherwise would require careful and tiring thought. " Civilisation advances by extending the number of important operations which we can perform without thinking about them. Operations of thought are like cavalry charges in a battle — they are strictly limited...
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The Chicago School of Architecture: A History of Commercial and Public ...

Carl W. Condit - Architecture - 1964 - 460 pages
...expression are vital to a living culture, but we should remember with Whitehead that "civilization [also] advances by extending the number of important operations which we can perform without thinking about them."10 8 For a discussion of the general economic and historical problem of the preservation...
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Growing Points Ethology

P. P. G. Bateson, R. A. Hinde - Science - 1976 - 564 pages
...truism, repeated by all copybooks and by eminent people when they are making speeches that we should cultivate the habit of thinking of what we are doing....case. Civilization advances by extending the number of operations which we can perform without thinking about them. I find this statement compellingly true...
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Individualism and Economic Order

F. A. Hayek - Business & Economics - 1980 - 284 pages
...and by eminent people when they are making speeches, that we should cultivate the habit of thinking what we are doing. The precise opposite is the case....important operations which we can perform without thinking about them." This is of profound significance in the social field. We make constant use of formulas,...
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