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An investigation of the laws of thought : on which are founded the mathematical theories of logic and probabilities

Author: George Boole
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2009
Series: Cambridge library collection. Mathematics
Edition/Format:   eBook : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Self-taught mathematician and father of Boolean algebra, George Boole (1815-1864) published An Investigation of the Laws of Thought in 1854. In this highly original investigation of the fundamental laws of human reasoning, a sequel to ideas he had explored in earlier writings, Boole uses the symbolic language of mathematics to establish a method to examine the nature of the human mind using logic and the theory of  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: George Boole
ISBN: 9780511693090 0511693095 9781108001533 110800153X
OCLC Number: 967688612
Notes: Originally published in London by Walton and Maberly in 1854. - Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 05 Oct 2015).
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 424 Seiten)
Contents: 1. Nature and design of this work; 2. Signs and their laws; 3. Derivation of the laws; 4. Division of propositions; 5. Principles of symbolic reasoning; 6. Of interpretation; 7. Of elimination; 8. Of reduction; 9. Methods of abbreviation; 10. Conditions of a perfect method; 11. Of secondary propositions; 12. Methods in secondary propositions; 13. Clarke and Spinoza; 14. Examples of analysis; 15. Of the Aristotelian logic; 16. Of the theory of probabilities; 17. General method in probabilities; 18. Elementary illustrations; 19. Of statistical conditions; 20. Problems on causes; 21. Probability of judgements; 22. Constitution of the intellect.
Series Title: Cambridge library collection. Mathematics
Responsibility: George Boole.

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George Boole, the father of Boolean algebra, published An Investigation of the Laws of Thought, a seminal work on algebraic logic, in 1854. In this investigation of the fundamental laws of human  Read more...

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