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1831 May 10 M 3
Posology
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Introduction
§. 1 Subject matter of this
work
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II. Divisns 2d. into
1. Alegomorphic:
or say Formnot regardg
2. Morphoscopic: or say
Form regarding.
10. The next other I shall mention is that into Alegomorphic
and or say Formnot regarding and Morphoscopic
or say Formregarding
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To Alegomorphic belong
all branches in which Diagrams
are not employed:
viz. Arithmetic, Algebra
Fluxions: for Non
Greek readers say Arithmetic
with its et cæteras
11. To Alegomorphics belong Arithmetic, Algebra, Fluxions
and in a word every part of applicable Mathematics every
part in which no use is made of diagrams. For the
accommodation of the NonGreek reader, call it, upon occasion,
Arithmetic with its et cæteras.
12
To Morphoscopic
branches in which
diagrams are employed:
viz. 1. Elementary Geometry.
2. Trigonometry.
3. Conic Sections or
say Geometry with its
et cæteras.
12. To Morphoscopics belongs Geometry, including
Elementary Geometry, Trigonometry, Conic Sections, and in one
word every part of applicable Mathematics any part
in which use is made of diagrams. For the accommodation
of the NonGreek reader, call it, upon
occasion, Geometry with its et cæteras
13
For Mathematics,
Posology is here employed —
Reason — Because
in the Greek
Mathematics means
any thing that can be
learnt: Posology, only
what regards quantity:
which is what is here
meant
13 Instead For the designation of the whole of this branch
of artandscience instead of the word as yet in common
use namely Mathematics, I employ the word Posology.
Why? Answer. Because the word Mathematics is not characteristic,
and the word Posology is. Mathematics meant
in its original signification, whatsoever is capable of being
learnt — learning in general. Posology means of that which is
capable of being learnt, such part as has quantity for its subject
matter — such part as belongs to quantity: and that
is what is in question here
14
Unobjectionable the
appellation: if Posology
is Greek, so is Mathematics.
14 True it is that the word Posology is derived from the Greek.
But so also is the word Mathematics
15
For Alegomorphic
Posology say for
shortness Alegomorphics:
for Morphoscopic Posology,
Morphoscopics.
As to these appellations
see Chrestomathia
15 W The division of Posology into two branches namely
Alegomorphic Posology and Morphoscopic Posology being once for
all explained, for Alegomorphic Posology let us henceforward say
Alegomorphics; and for Morphoscopic Posology Morphoscopics:
as we say at present Mathematics, Statistics, Hydrostatics
and so many other words that end in tics. It gives
conciseness to the expression, and obviates entanglement in the
construct structure of the sentence.
In the work intituled
Chrestomathia these
appellations are for
the first time employed,
and the use of them
held up to view.
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