Quotation by Gottlob Frege

I hope I may claim in the present work to have made it probable that the laws of arithmetic are analytic judgments and consequently a priori. Arithmetic thus becomes simply a development of logic, and every proposition of arithmetic a law of logic, albeit a derivative one. To apply arithmetic in the physical sciences is to bring logic to bear on observed facts; calculation becomes deduction.
Gottlob Frege (1848–1925), German mathematician, philosopher. Trans. by J.L. Austin, Oxford University Press (1953). The Foundations of Arithmetic, p. 99.
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