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  • n. Plural form of theorem.


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  • Certainly, there are plenty of moral arguments – like certain theorems in logic or math – that an untutored person will find counterintuitive.

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  • The use of computers to prove mathematical theorems is forcing mathematicians to re-examine the foundations of their discipline.


  • These are provable from the rules, and can rightly be called the theorems of chess.

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  • They are about "doing" graphic design, delivered not so much as theory, I suppose, as theorems, which is why the moment someone does something that contradicts them the whole house of cards tumbles and it becomes open season on "rules".

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  • The idea underlying the design of Frege and Russell's logical deduction systems is that the theorems should be the formulas that correspond (intuitively) to the logical truths or logical validities.

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  • Neoclassical economists often referred to theorems about rational utility maximizers as akin to theorems about a frictionless slope albeit, as a rule, they do not discuss the corrections the friction factor requires.


  • And now I add this other degree of the same excellence, that he can by words reduce the consequences he finds to general rules, called theorems, or aphorisms; that is, he can reason, or reckon, not only in number, but in all other things whereof one may be added unto or subtracted from another.

    Leviathan, or, The matter, forme, & power of a common-wealth ecclesiasticall and civill

  • Although I no longer recall the theorems of geometry or the order of U.S. presidents, this Dylan Thomas poem remains alive in my memory.

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  • And all those "theorems" that purport to "prove" the properties and powers of Triangle are simply delusional thinking.

    May 16th, 2009

  • This seems to be affirmable (for instance) of the conclusions arrived at in the following passage, extracted, with some alterations, from a criticism on the negative philosophy of the eighteenth century, (280) and which I quote, though (as in some former instances) from myself, because I have no better way of illustrating the conception I have formed of the kind of theorems of which sociological statics would consist.

    A System Of Logic, Ratiocinative And Inductive


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