Symbolic Logic

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American Mathematical Soc., 2006 - Mathematics - 540 pages
Venn's style is to take his readers very much into his confidence: as he builds the theory, he carefully points out the alternative paths he might have taken, the alternative definitions he might have used, he shows what the implications of these alternatives are, and justifies his choice on the broadest possible grounds. What is distinctive about this work may be given in part in Venn's own words: ""The thorough examination of symbolic logic as a whole, that is, in its relation to ordinary logic and ordinary thought and language; the establishment of every general symbolic expression and rule on purely logical principles, instead of looking mainly to its formal justification; and the invention and employment of a scheme of diagrammatic notation which shall be in true harmony with our generalizations.
 

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Contents

INTRODUCTION
ix
CHAPTER I
1
CHAPTER II
33
CHAPTER III
73
CHAPTER IV
97
CHAPTER V
110
CHAPTER VI
141
CHAPTER VII
173
CHAPTER XII
302
CHAPTER XIII
331
CHAPTER XIV
360
CHAPTER XV
380
CHAPTER XVI
395
CHAPTER XVII
414
CHAPTER XVIII
426
CHAPTER XIX
453

CHAPTER VIII
209
CHAPTER IX
245
CHAPTER X
256
CHAPTER XI
289
CHAPTER XX
477
INDEX
529
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