Definition of Archimedean point
- My next concern, however, is with a different attempt to start from the ground up, one that tries to find an Archimedean point without using Aristotelian assumptions.
- —Bernard Williams, Ethics and the Limits of Philosophy, 1985
- Because the existence of the transcendental ego is indubitable, its discovery serves both to distinguish phenomenology from the empirical sciences and to provide the Archimedean point at which to begin our studies.
- —Richard Schmitt, The Encyclopedia Of Philosophy, 1967
- Any serious policy requires a fixed point from which to alter the world. Bismarck's Archimedean point was the belief in the uniqueness of Prussian institutions.
- —Henry A. Kissinger, New York Times Book Review, 3 Apr. 2011
- Sisters Lutz and Lutz Fernandez are an anthropology professor and an investment banker turned English teacher, respectively. … Their gender arguably gives them the additional advantage of an Archimedean point from which to critique a masculinised car culture.
- —Grace Lees-Maffei, The (London) Times Higher Education Supplement, 6 May 2010