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British Logic in the Nineteenth Century - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780444516107, 9780080557014

British Logic in the Nineteenth Century, Volume 4

1st Edition

Editors: Dov M. Gabbay John Woods
Hardcover ISBN: 9780444516107
eBook ISBN: 9780080557014
Imprint: North Holland
Published Date: 25th January 2008
Page Count: 750
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Table of Contents

  1. "Bentham's Logic" by Charissa Varma and Gordon McOuat
    2. "Coleridge's Logic" by Timothy Milnes
    3. "Whately's Logic" by James Van Evra
    4. "Hamilton's Logic" by Ralph Jessop
    5. "Whewell's Logic" by Laura Snyder
    6. "Mill's Logic" by Fred Wilson
    7. "DeMorgan's Logic" by Michael Hobards & Joan Richards
    8. "Boole's Logic" by Dale Jacquette
    9. "French Logique and British Logic: On the Origins of Augustus deMorgan early Logical Enquiries 1805-1835" by Maria Panteki
    10. "Lewis Carroll's Logic" by Amirouche Moktefi
    11. "Venn's Logic" by James Van Evra
    12. "Jevons' Logic" by Bert Mosselmans and Ard Van Moer
    13. "MacColl's Logic" by Shahid Rahman
    14. "The Idealists" by David Sullivan


The present volume of the Handbook of the History of Logic is designed to establish 19th century Britain as a substantial force in logic, developing new ideas, some of which would be overtaken by, and other that would anticipate, the century's later capitulation to the mathematization of logic.

British Logic in the Nineteenth Century is indispensable reading and a definitive research resource for anyone with an interest in the history of logic.

Key Features

  • Detailed and comprehensive chapters covering the entire range of modal logic
    - Contains the latest scholarly discoveries and interpretative insights that answer many questions in the field of logic


The Handbook is aimed at researchers and historians in all areas of logic, including computer scientists and artificial intelligence theorists, theorists of legal reasoning and cognitive psychologists.


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About the Editors

Dov M. Gabbay

Dov M. Gabbay is Augustus De Morgan Professor Emeritus of Logic at the Group of Logic, Language and Computation, Department of Computer Science, King's College London. He has authored over four hundred and fifty research papers and over thirty research monographs. He is editor of several international Journals, and many reference works and Handbooks of Logic.

Affiliations and Expertise

King's College London, UK

John Woods

Affiliations and Expertise

University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada