A Quote by Eliakim Hastings Moore on existence, principles, respect, and theory

We lay down a fundamental principle of generalization by abstraction: "The existence of analogies between central features of various theories implies the existence of a general theory which underlies the particular theories and unifies them with respect to those central features. . . ."

Eliakim Hastings Moore (1862 - 1932)

Source: H. Eves Mathematical Circles Revisited, Boston: Prindle, Weber and Schmidt, 1971.

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