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Logic and Intuition

Michael Heim

in The Metaphysics of Virtual Reality

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195092585
eISBN:
9780199852987
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195092585.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Infomania does not merely place additional tools at the tip of a man's fingertips; it builds a new environment and alters his psychic framework. The chapter argues that thinking in front of a ... More


Calculus of Propositions

S. N. Afriat

in Logic of Choice and Economic Theory

Published in print:
1987
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198284611
eISBN:
9780191595844
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198284616.003.0029
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

This is the first of three chapters on general mathematics as applied to economics, and presents a treatment of the calculus of propositions. The seven sections of the chapter are: the Boolean laws; ... More


Investigating the Evidence

James C. Raines

in Evidence-Based Practice in School Mental Health

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195366266
eISBN:
9780199864027
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195366266.003.0004
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families, Research and Evaluation

This chapter aims to teach practitioners how to search efficiently and effectively for the best available evidence. There are three major clearinghouses for systematic reviews: the What Works ... More


Introduction

Paul J. Nahin

in The Logician and the Engineer: How George Boole and Claude Shannon Created the Information Age

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691176000
eISBN:
9781400844654
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691176000.003.0002
Subject:
Mathematics, History of Mathematics

This introductory chapter considers the work of mathematician George Boole (1815–1864), whose book An Investigation of the Laws of Thought (1854) would have a huge impact on humanity. Boole's ... More


The Logician and the Engineer: How George Boole and Claude Shannon Created the Information Age

Paul J. Nahin

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691176000
eISBN:
9781400844654
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691176000.001.0001
Subject:
Mathematics, History of Mathematics

Boolean algebra, also called Boolean logic, is at the heart of the electronic circuitry in everything we use—from our computers and cars, to home appliances. How did a system of mathematics ... More


Shifting from a Metaphorical to a Mathematical Approach

Michael Wolf-Branigin

in Using Complexity Theory for Research and Program Evaluation

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199829460
eISBN:
9780199315895
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199829460.003.0004
Subject:
Social Work, Research and Evaluation

Several mathematical and statistical concepts that support investigating complex phenomena within social work need reinforcing. This chapter reviews several of these concepts so that readers may ... More


The Continued Exercise of Reason: Public Addresses by George Boole

Brendan Dooley (ed.)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780262535007
eISBN:
9780262345576
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262535007.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

George Boole (1815–1864), remembered by history as the developer of an eponymous form of algebraic logic, can be considered a pioneer of the information age not only because of the application of ... More


What You Need to Know to Read This Book

Paul J. Nahin

in The Logician and the Engineer: How George Boole and Claude Shannon Created the Information Age

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691176000
eISBN:
9781400844654
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691176000.003.0001
Subject:
Mathematics, History of Mathematics

This chapter details the background knowledge needed to read this book. Specifically, it assumes some knowledge of mathematics and electrical physics and an appreciation for the value of analytical ... More


Epilogue: For the Future: The Anti-Amphibological Machine

Paul J. Nahin

in The Logician and the Engineer: How George Boole and Claude Shannon Created the Information Age

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691176000
eISBN:
9781400844654
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691176000.003.0011
Subject:
Mathematics, History of Mathematics

This chapter present the author's vision of the sort of logical problem that may soon be one that even a quantum computer would find a struggle to deal with—the decipherment of entangled legalese, ... More


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