British Logic in the Nineteenth Century

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Dov M. Gabbay, John Woods
Elsevier, Mar 10, 2008 - Mathematics - 750 pages
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The present volume of the Handbook of the History of Logic is designed to establish 19th century Britain as a substantial force in logic, developing new ideas, some of which would be overtaken by, and other that would anticipate, the century's later capitulation to the mathematization of logic.

British Logic in the Nineteenth Century is indispensable reading and a definitive research resource for anyone with an interest in the history of logic.

- Detailed and comprehensive chapters covering the entire range of modal logic
- Contains the latest scholarly discoveries and interpretative insights that answer many questions in the field of logic
 

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Contents

Chapter 1 Benthams Logic
1
Chapter 2 Coleridges Logic
33
Chapter 3 Richard Whately and Logical Theory
75
Tunnelling through Sand to Place the Keystone in the Aristotelic Arch
93
William Whewell and the Logic of Induction
163
Chapter 6 The Logic of John Stuart Mill
229
Chapter 7 De Morgans Logic
283
On the Origins of Augustus de Morgans Early Logical Enquiries 18051835
381
Chapter 10 Lewis Carrolls Logic
457
Chapter 11 John Venn and Logical Theory
507
Chapter 12 William Stanley Jevons and the Substitution of Similars
515
Chapter 13 Hugh McColl and the Birth of Logical Pluralism
533
Chapter 14 The Idealists
605
Chapter 15 Bradleys Logic
663
Index
719
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Dov M. Gabbay is Augustus De Morgan Professor Emeritus of Logic at the Group of Logic, Language and Computation, Department of Computer Science, King's College London. He has authored over four hundred and fifty research papers and over thirty research monographs. He is editor of several international Journals, and many reference works and Handbooks of Logic.

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