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Are other logics possible? Maccoll's logic and some english reactions, 1905-1912

@article{GrattanGuinness1998AreOL,
  title={Are other logics possible? Maccoll's logic and some english reactions, 1905-1912},
  author={I. Grattan-Guinness},
  journal={Nordic Journal of Philosophical Logic},
  year={1998},
  volume={3},
  pages={1-16}
}
By the mid-1900s Hugh MacColl had published enough in the way of papers and notes on logic that a more connected presentation could be made. Accordingly, he reworked several items into a book published in 1906 and entitled Symbolic Logic and its Applications. In this paper I comment on some main features of the book and note reactions to it at the time, especially by Russell. Consequences of his ignorance of contemporary literature are also considered. The account begins with his little-known… Expand
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