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The Algebraic Tradition of Logic

Jan von Plato

in The Great Formal Machinery Works: Theories of Deduction and Computation at the Origins of the Digital Age

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691174174
eISBN:
9781400885039
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691174174.003.0004
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter explores how algebraic logic began in 1847 when George Boole presented his “calculus of deductive reasoning” in a short book titled The Mathematical Analysis of Logic. His calculus ... More


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