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Matthew P Wiener

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Re: quotation
Posted: Aug 16, 1996 1:30 PM
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In article <4uvp0q$hvh@gap.cco.caltech.edu>, ikastan@alumnae (Ilias Kastanas) writes:
>In article <4uv8tf$ga6@netnews.upenn.edu>,
>Matthew P Wiener <weemba@sagi.wistar.upenn.edu> wrote:

>>I recall--again without a source--one quotation in which Leibniz specu-
>>lates that future philosophers, when they wish to resolve a dispute,
>>will say, "come, let us calculate."

> I recall the quote that instead of quarrels and squabbles people would
> say "Calculemus".

Right. That is the first person plural Latin subjunctive.

My translation was provided for free.
-Matthew P Wiener (weemba@sagi.wistar.upenn.edu)

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