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Mathematics – Grade Seven, 1961
Three statements by Aristotle: Categoriae
1. We may categorize things
2. There is a difference between a category and what is being categorized
3. No category may be a category of itself or great evil will ensue
- 350 BC
Always good to begin with Aristotle. This is prior to the establishment of the Axioms by Euclid.
My first mathematics textbook was The Elements by Euclid and I had to pretty well memorize it in grade four.
The axioms of Euclid are based on the work and thinking of Aristotle.