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Studies in logic and probability.

Boole, George, 1815-1864. [Collected papers, edited by R. (Rush) Rhees]

Published by London: [1953], Watts & Co., 1953
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500 p.; front. (port.); 22 cm. 17 papers (The mathematical analysis of logic,1847: title-page in facsimile) [1st thus 1952] From preface by A. E. Heath: `George Boole's principal work was The Laws of Thought, published in 1854. In 1916 this was reprinted by The Open Court Publishing Company as Volume II of his Logical Works. Volume I was promised, and was to include Boole's miscellaneous writings on logical subjects, together with his papers on related questions of probability. The book which now appears, under the editorship, at my suggestion, of Mr. R. Rhees,is a delayed fulfilment of that promise. Among the notes passed on to me by the late P.E.B. Jourdain there were references to important Boole manuscripts in the Library of the Royal Society. Mr. Rhees has been given access to these. They include material, later than The Laws of Thought and contemporary with his last articles on probability, which shows interesting developments in Boole's views on the nature of logic.There are also earlier writings onthe application of his logical calculus tothe theory of probabil ities. By permission of the Royal Society some of these papers, either in full or in abstract, are included. The Royal Society mss also contained Boole's own interleaved copy of his earlier book The Mathematical Analysis of Logic, with a number of hitherto unpublished notes and revisions. This work, with Boole's more significant emendations, is reproduced here.' -- App. A. George Boole, F.R.S., Robert Harley (1866); B. On the theory of chances developed in Professor Boole's "Laws of Thought", Henry Wilbraham (1854); C. On the possibility of combining two or more probabilities of the same event, so as to form one definite probabity, by Bishop Terrot (1856). VG orig. violet cloth in price-clipped tan dj. Bookseller Inventory # 018322

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Title: Studies in logic and probability.

Publisher: London: [1953], Watts & Co.

Publication Date: 1953

Binding: Hardcover

Edition: 2nd impression

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