(21 Mar 1666 - 2 1728)
Japanese philosopher who was perhaps the leading Confucian scholar during the Tokugawa period.
Science Quotes by Ogyū Sorai (1 quote)
Mathematicians boast of their exacting achievements, but in reality they are absorbed in mental acrobatics and contribute nothing to society.
— Ogyū Sorai
From Complete Works on Japans Philosophical Thought (1956). As quoted and cited in Alan L. Mackay, A Dictionary of Scientific Quotations (1991), 185.