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- Relating both to the abstract and to the concrete; in the Spencerian philosophy, noting those sciences which study abstractly concrete phenomena (physics and chemistry).
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“He thus obtained a linear series going from the abstract to the concrete, in which series there is the following order of succession: the abstract sciences, like logic and mathematics which are concerned with the form in which phenomena appear; the abstract-concrete sci - ences, like mechanics, physics, and chemistry which investigate the causes of these phenomena; and, finally, the concrete sciences which are interested only in results.”
“We might also call it the disjunction "abstract-concrete.”
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