Adelard Of Bath Quotes

Adelard of Bath (Latin: Adelardus Bathensis; Greek: ????????? ??? ????, Antelarnt tou Bath; c. 1080 – c. 1152 AD) was a 12th-century English natural philosopher. He is known both for his original works and for translating many important arabic and Greek scientific works of astrology, astronomy, philosophy and mathematics into Latin from Arabic versions, which were then introduced to Western Europe. He is known as one of the first to introduce the Arabic numeral system to Europe. He stands at the convergence of three intellectual schools: the traditional learning of French schools, the Greek culture of Southern Italy, and the Arabic science of the East

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Adelard Of Bath


They know how to think. From the Arabs I have learned one thing: if you are led by Authority, that means you are led by a halter.

Adelard Of Bath


Although man is not armed by nature nor is naturally swiftest in flight, yet he has something better by farâ??reason. For by the possession of this function he exceeds the beasts to such a degree that he subdues. â?¦ You see, therefore, how much the gift of reason surpasses mere physical equipment.

Adelard Of Bath


The visible universe is subject to quantification, and is so by necessity. â?¦ Between you and me only reason will be the judge â?¦ since you proceed according to the rational method, so shall I. â?¦ I will also give reason and take it. â?¦ This generation has an innate vice. It canâ??t accept anything that has been discovered by a contemporary!

Adelard Of Bath