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Venn, John 1834-1923

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Works: 82 works in 584 publications in 4 languages and 4,903 library holdings
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Symbolic logic by John Venn( Book )

61 editions published between 1880 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 835 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"I have so fully explained the nature and aim of this system of Logic, in the Introduction, that nothing further need be said on this head. The substance of most of these chapters has been given in my college lectures, our present intercollegiate scheme of lecturing (now in operation for about twelve years) offering great facilities for the prosecution of any special studies which happen to suit the taste and capacity of some particular lecturer and a selection of the students. I mention this in order to explain what might seem a disproportionate devotion of time to one peculiar development of Logic. I should add here that the substance of some of the following chapters has already appeared elsewhere: viz Chap, I in Mind (July, 1880), Chap, V in the Philosophical Magazine (July, 1880), and Chap, XX in the Proc. of the Cambridge Philosophical Society (Dec, 1880), but all of these have been rewritten and enlarged. The general view adopted in this work was sketched out in an article in the Princeton Review of September, 1880"--Preface. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2012 APA, all rights reserved)
The principles of inductive logic by John Venn( Book )

51 editions published between 1889 and 2010 in English and held by 657 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The logic of chance by John Venn( Book )

35 editions published between 1866 and 2013 in English and held by 629 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

No mathematical background is necessary to appreciate this classic of probability theory, which remains unsurpassed in its clarity, readability, and sheer charm. Its author, British logician John Venn (1834-1923), popularized the famous Venn Diagrams that are commonly used for teaching elementary mathematics. In The Logic of Chance, he employs the same directness that makes his diagrams so effective. The three-part treatment commences with an overview of the physical foundations of the science of probability, including surveys of the arrangement and formation of the series of probability; the origin or process of causation of the series; how to discover and prove the series; and the conception of randomness. The second part examines the logical superstructure on the basis of physical foundations, encompassing the measurement of belief; the rules of inference in probability; the rule of succession; induction; chance, causation, and design; material and formal logic; modality; and fallacies. The final section explores various applications of the theory of probability, including such intriguing aspects as insurance and gambling, the credibility of extraordinary stories, and approximating the truth by means of the theory of averages
Alumni cantabrigienses; a biographical list of all known students, graduates and holders of office at the University of Cambridge, from the earliest times to 1900 by University of Cambridge( Book )

122 editions published between 1751 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 562 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Edition limited to 500 copies."
The logic of chance. An essay on the foundations and province of the theory of probability, with especial reference to its logical bearings and its application to moral and social science by John Venn( Book )

29 editions published between 1866 and 2012 in English and held by 303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The supposed wants of harmony between Probability and other branches of Philosophy is erroneous. It arises from the belief that Probability is a branch of mathematics trying to intrude itself on to ground which does not altogether belong to it. I shall endeavour to show that this belief is unfounded. With what may be called the Material view of Logic as opposed to the Formal or Conceptualist, --with that which regards it as taking cognizance of laws of things and not of the laws of our own minds in thinking about things, --I am in entire accordance. Of the province of Logic, regarded from this point of view, and under its widest aspect, Probability may, in my opinion, be considered to be a portion. The principal objects of this Essay are to ascertain how great a portion it comprises, where we are to draw the boundary between it and the contiguous branches of the general science of evidence, what are the ultimate foundations upon which its rules rest, what the nature of the evidence they are capable of affording, and to what class of subjects they may most fitly be applied. That the science of Probability, on this view of it, contains something more important than the results of a system of mathematical assumptions, is obvious. I am convinced moreover that it can and ought to be rendered both interesting and intelligible to ordinary readers who have any taste for philosophy"--Preface. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2010 APA, all rights reserved)
The logic of chance : an essay on the foundations and province of the theory of probability, with especial reference to its logical bearings and its application to moral and social science, and to statistics by John Venn( )

28 editions published between 1888 and 2012 in English and held by 298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Any work on Probability by a Cambridge man will be so likely to have its scope and its general treatment of the subject prejudged, that it may be well to state at the outset that the following Essay is in no sense mathematical. Not only, to quote a common but often delusive assurance, will 'no knowledge of mathematics beyond the simple rules of Arithmetic' be required to understand these pages, but it is not intended that any such knowledge should be acquired by the process of reading them. Of the two or three occasions on which algebraical formulae occur they will not be found to form any essential part of the text. The science of Probability occupies at present a somewhat anomalous position. It is impossible, I think, not to observe in it some of the marks and consequent disadvantages of a sectional study. By a small body of ardent students it has been cultivated with great assiduity, and the results they have obtained will always be reckoned among the most extraordinary products of mathematical genius"--Preface. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2012 APA, all rights reserved)
The works of John Caius, M.D. second founder of Gonville and Caius college and master of the college, 1559-1573. With a memoir of his life by John Venn by John Caius( Book )

21 editions published between 1912 and 1984 in 3 languages and held by 292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On some of the characteristics of belief : scientific and religious by John Venn( Book )

23 editions published between 1870 and 2010 in English and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Early collegiate life by John Venn( Book )

19 editions published between 1913 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published in 1913, John Venn's collection of writings describes college life in the early days of the University of Cambridge. Venn, a leading British logician and moral scientist, was president of Gonville and Caius College, and had been a student at Cambridge in the 1850s. This volume of 'reminiscences of a reading man' contains articles he contributed to the college magazine, The Caian and speeches and addresses given at College Chapel and Hall. These are interspersed with letters written by seventeenth- and eighteenth-century Cambridge scholars, and embedded in a commentary that provides additional insights into student life and university politics. He also includes, as an appendix, 'College Life and Ways Sixty Years Ago', recounting his own student experiences. Ranging from the Elizabethan to the Victorian era, Early Collegiate Life offers an honest and delightful glimpse into the daily lives of Cambridge scholars of the past
Caius College by John Venn( Book )

9 editions published between 1901 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Annals of a clerical family, being some account of the family and descendants of William Venn, vicar of Otterton, Devon, 1600-1621 by John Venn( Book )

19 editions published between 1904 and 2015 in English and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William Venn (1568/1569-1621) was the youngest son of John Venn, born in Broadhembury, Devon, England. He matriculated at Oxford, and settled at Otterhamm about 1599/1600. Descendants and relatives lived in much of England. Also includes origin and early history of the Venn surname, which was sometimes spelled Fenn
The Annals of Gonville and Caius College by John Caius( Book )

9 editions published between 1904 and 2014 in English and Latin and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biographical history of Gonville and Caius college, 1349-1897; containing a list of all known members of the college from the foundation to the present time, with biographical notes by John Venn( Book )

13 editions published between 1897 and 1980 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Grace book [delta] : containing the records of the University of Cambridge for the years 1542-1589 by University of Cambridge( Book )

13 editions published between 1910 and 2009 in English and Latin and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The book of matriculations and degrees: a catalog of those who have been matriclated or been admitted to any degree in the University of Cambridge from 1544 to 1659 by University of Cambridge( Book )

15 editions published between 1913 and 2015 in English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The register of baptisms, marriages and burials in St. Michael's parish, Cambridge. (1538-1837) by John Venn( Book )

8 editions published between 1891 and 2007 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Memoir of the Rev. H. Venn : the Missionary Secretariat of Henry Venn, prebendary of St. Paul's, and honorary secretary of the Church Missionary Society by W Knight( Book )

7 editions published in 1880 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Admissions to Gonville and Caius College in the University of Cambridge, March 1558-9 to Jan. 1678-9 by John Venn( Book )

8 editions published between 1887 and 2016 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A commentary on the epistle of St. Paul to the Galatians by John Venn( Book )

3 editions published in 1878 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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