Symbolic Logic

  title={Symbolic Logic},
  author={William Stanley Jevons},
  • W. Jevons
  • Published 10 December 2018
  • Philosophy
  • Nature
MANY who are interested in the progress of logical science have looked forward to the appearance of this long-expected work as one likely to give them a logical treat. They will not be disappointed. It may be impossible to accept Mr. Venn's opinions as decisive of some points which he discusses, and it would not be difficult to indicate deficiencies; but we have no book which approaches the one before us in the thoroughness with which it opens up the logical questions of the day. With equal… 

The Venn-MacColl Dispute in Nature

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