An Investigation of the Laws of ThoughtAn Investigation of the Laws of Thought



"A classic of pure mathematics and symbolic logic." — Scientific American. A timeless introduction to the field and a landmark in symbolic logic, showing that classical logic can be treated algebraically.

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"A classic of pure mathematics and symbolic logic." — Scientific American. A timeless introduction to the field and a landmark in symbolic logic, showing that classical logic can be treated algebraically.

An Investigation of the Laws of Thought on which are Founded the Mathematical Theories of Logic and ProbabilitiesAn Investigation of the Laws of Thought on which are Founded the Mathematical Theories of Logic and Probabilities



For though in investigating the laws of signs , à posteriori , the immediate subject of examination is Language , with the rules which govern its use ; while in making the internal processes of thought the direct object of inquiry ...

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An Investigation of the Laws of Thought on which are Founded the Mathematical Theories of Logic and Probabilities by George BooleAn Investigation of the Laws of Thought on which are Founded the Mathematical Theories of Logic and Probabilities by George Boole



1 OF SIGNS IN GENERAL , AND OF THE SIGNS APPROPRIATE TO THE SCIENCE OF LOGIC IN PARTICULAR ; ALSO OF THE LAWS TO WHICH ... THAT Language is an instrument of human reason , and not merely a medium for the expression of thought , is a ...

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An Investigation of the Laws of ThoughtAn Investigation of the Laws of Thought



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Excerpt from An Investigation of the Laws of Thought: On Which Are Founded the Mathematical Theories of Logic and Probabilities The following work is not a republication of a former treatise by the Author, entitled The Mathematical Analysis of Logic. Its earlier portion is indeed devoted to the same object, and it begins by establishing the same system of fundamental laws, but its methods are more general, and its range of applications far wider. It exhibits the results, matured by some years of study and reflection, of a principle of investigation relating to the intellectual operations, the previous exposition of which was written within a few weeks after its idea had been conceived. That portion of this work which relates to Logic presupposes in its reader a knowledge of the most important terms of the science, as usually treated, and of its general object. On these points there is no better guide than Archbishop Whately's Elements of Logic, or Mr. Thomson's Outlines of the Laws of Thought. To the former of these treatises, the present revival of attention to this class of studies seems in a great measure due. Some acquaintance with the principles of Algebra is also requisite, but it is not necessary that this application should have been carried beyond the solution of simple equations. For the study of those chapters which relate to the theory of probabilities, a somewhat larger knowledge of Algebra is required, and especially of the doctrine of Elimination, and of the solution of Equations containing more than one unknown quantity. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.