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The laws of thought

Author: George Boole
Publisher: Amherst, N.Y. : Prometheus Books, 2003.
Series: Great books in philosophy.
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"This groundbreaking work on logic by the brilliant nineteenth-century English mathematician George Boole (1815-1864) remains influential to this day. Boole's major contribution was to demonstrate conclusively that the symbolic expressions of algebra could be adapted to convey the fundamental principles and operations of logic, which hitherto had been expressed only in words. Boole was thus the founder of today's  Read more...
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Boole, George, 1815-1864.
Laws of thought.
Amherst, N.Y. : Prometheus Books, 2003
(OCoLC)647033966
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: George Boole
ISBN: 1591020891 9781591020899
OCLC Number: 52377636
Notes: Originally published: London : Walton and Maberly, 1854.
Description: xxxv, 424 p. ; 22 cm.
Contents: Ch. I. Nature and Design of this Work --
Ch. II. Signs and their Laws --
Ch. III. Derivation of the Laws --
Ch. IV. Division of Propositions --
Ch. V. Principles of Symbolical Reasoning --
Ch. VI. Of Interpretation --
Ch. VII. Of Elimination --
Ch. VIII. Of Reduction --
Ch. IX. Methods of Abbreviation --
Ch. X. Conditions of a Perfect Method --
Ch. XI. Of Secondary Propositions --
Ch. XII. Methods in Secondary Propositions --
Ch. XIII. Clarke and Spinoza --
Ch. XIV. Example of Analysis --
Ch. XV. Of the Aristotelian Logic --
Ch. XVI. Of the Theory of Probabilities --
Ch. XVII. General Method in Probabilities --
Ch. XVIII. Elementary Illustrations --
Ch. XIX. Of Statistical Conditions --
Ch. XX. Problems on Causes --
Ch. XXI. Probability of Judgments --
Ch. XXII. Constitution of the Intellect.
Series Title: Great books in philosophy.
Responsibility: George Boole ; introduction by John Corcoran.

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"This groundbreaking work on logic by the brilliant nineteenth-century English mathematician George Boole (1815-1864) remains influential to this day. Boole's major contribution was to demonstrate conclusively that the symbolic expressions of algebra could be adapted to convey the fundamental principles and operations of logic, which hitherto had been expressed only in words. Boole was thus the founder of today's science of symbolic logic."--BOOK JACKET.

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