A single observation that is inconsistent with some generalization points to the falsehood of the generalization, and thereby 'points to itself'.
Particular facts are never scientific; only generalization can establish science.Claude Bernard
An aphorism is a generalization of sorts, and our present-day writers seem more at home with the particular.Anatole Broyard
This elegant generalization is mathematically very appealing; but physics means facing facts. You should take up case by case.
To minds of a certain cast there is nothing so captivating as simplification and generalization.thomas malthus
It is, perhaps, a well founded objection to Mr. Ricardo, that he sometimes reasons upon abstract principles to which he gives too great a generalization.David Ricardo
Prediction can never be absolutely valid and therefore science can never prove some generalization or even test a single descriptive statement and in that way arrive at final truth.Gregory Bateson
The progression of a painter’s work, as it travels in time from point to point, will be toward clarity: toward the elimination of all obstacles between the painter and the idea, and between the idea and the observer. As examples of such obstacles, I give (among others) memory, history or geometry, which are swamps of generalization from which one might pull out parodies of ideas (which are ghosts) but never an idea in itself. To achieve this clarity is, inevitably, to be understood.mark rothko
Sometimes we choose the generalization. Sometimes we don't.larry wall
Without doubt, if we are to go back to that ultimate, integral experience, unwarped by the sophistications of theory, that experience whose elucidation is the final aim of philosophy, the flux of things is one ultimate generalization around which we must weave our philosophical system.Alfred North Whitehead
To minds of a certain cast there is nothing so captivating as simplification and generalization.
An aphorism is a generalization, therefore not modern.john fowles
Without losing ourselves in a wilderness of definitions, we can all agree that the most obvious characteristic of an aphorism, apart from its brevity, is that it is a generalization. It offers a comment on some recurrent aspect of life, couched in terms which are meant to be permanently and universally applicable.
I think women are really good at making friends and not good at networking. Men are good at networking and not necessarily making friends. That's a gross generalization, but I think it holds in many ways.madeleine albright
An aphorism is a generalization of sorts, and our present-day writers seem more at home with the particular.
Even the recognition of an individual whom we see every day is only possible as the result of an abstract idea of him formed by generalization from his appearances in the past.
The former distrust of specialization has been supplanted by its opposite, a distrust of generalization. Not only has man become a specialist in practice, he is being taught that special facts represent the highest form of knowledge.richard weaver
Linear Programming is a generalization of Linear Algebra. It is capable of handling a variety of problems, ranging from ?nding schedules for airlines or movies in a theater to distributing oil from re?neries to markets. The reason for this great versatility is the ease at which constraints can be incorporated into the model.
Too rigid specialization is almost as bad for a historian 's mind , and for his ultimate reputation , as too early an indulgence in broad generalization and synthesis .
Language education must include not only the serious study of what truth and falsehood mean in the context of a subject, but also what is meant by a fact, an inference, an assumption, a judgment, a generalization... In this way students will be learning both the language of a subject and the methods of inquiry in that subject, since inquiry consists of nothing else but the generation of questions, the invention of definitions and metaphors, the separation of facts from inferences, the forming of generalizations...