Calculus ratiocinator versus characteristica universalis? The two traditions in logic, revisited

@inproceedings{Peckhaus2004CalculusRV,
  title={Calculus ratiocinator versus characteristica universalis? The two traditions in logic, revisited},
  author={Volker Peckhaus},
  year={2004}
}
It is a commonplace that in the development of modern logic towards its actual shape at least two directions or traditions have to be distinguished. These traditions may be called, following the model of Ivor Grattan-Guinness (1988 ), the tradition of the algebra of logic and the tradition of mathematical logic. They are represented by the developments going back to the British algebraist George Boole with his The Mathematical Analysis of Logic (1847 ), and, independently, to the German… CONTINUE READING

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