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Principles of the Algebra of Logic.

MacFarlane, Alexander.

Published by David Douglas, 1879., Edinburgh:, 1879
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8vo. x, 155 pp. Cloth; spine neatly restored. Provenance: John Neville Keynes. First book form edition. THIS COPY IS SIGNED BY THE FAMOUS ECONOMIST JOHN NEVILLE KEYNES. "Keynes was a British philosopher and economist. He is best known as the father of the influential economist John Maynard Keynes, whom he outlived, he was also a renowned scholar in his own day. Keynes' most significant contribution in philosophy was his work on non-categorical syllogism, and in economics his attempt to unify the methodologies of the Austrian School and the German Historical school of economics. Keynes also made significant contributions to the educational program at the prestigious University of Cambridge where he served both on the faculty and in administration. His legacy includes both his scholarly work improving methods for advancing our knowledge, and the significant contributions made by his children." " New World Encyclopedia. "The Algebra of Logic, being the science of Necessity and Probability, supplies a variety of methods of great power for solving problems in the theory of Probability. . A large class of problems, some of which have created considerable diversity of opinion among mathematicians of eminence, can be solved by means of a single theorem" [the Author, Proceedings of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, Vol. X, 1880 (p. 105)]. "It is the object of this little work to investigate the foundations of the analytical method of reasoning about Quality, with a special reference to the principles laid down by Boole as the basis of his calculus, and to the observations which have been published by various philosophers concerning these principles. I bring forward a new theory of the operation of the mind in reasoning about Quality, which enables me to correct Boole's principles, and place them on a clear rational basis. I endeavour to show that the analytical method of reasoning about Quality is an Algebra, which coincides with the Algebra of Quantity when the symbols are integral, but is a generalized form of the latter when the symbols are fractional. The rest of the work is taken up with the investigation of problems by means of this algebraic organon, - especially such problems as are suggested by the ordinary Logic." [from the Author, p. 2]. Bookseller Inventory # S10290

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Title: Principles of the Algebra of Logic.

Publisher: David Douglas, 1879., Edinburgh:

Publication Date: 1879

Binding: Hardcover

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

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