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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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