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Ramus’s Method

  • Michael Wainwright
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Abstract

The fundamentals of Ramism relate to correct reason, natural reason, and trained reason. The works of William Shakespeare testify to his creative appreciation of these fundamentals. At an intuitive level, this understanding does not differentiate between Edward de Vere, Seventeenth Earl of Oxford, and William Shakspere of Stratford, but Oxford’s formal education supplemented his intuitive understanding of logic to a degree that Stratford’s minimal education did not attain. De Vere’s attainment relates to Ramus’s estimation of both the classical and the vernacular. Ramus defined three methodological laws (truth, justice, and wisdom). Giordano Bruno charged Ramus under the critique of pedantry. That charge requires dilution. Ramus’s influence on mathematics, especially as that effect pertains to England, begins that process.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Michael Wainwright
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  1. 1.Royal HollowayUniversity of LondonEghamUK

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