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Mathematical Treasure: De Morgan’s Symbolic Logic

Frank J. Swetz (The Pennsylvania State University)

In 1860, Augustus De Morgan published Syllabus of a Proposed System of Logic in which he promoted his new form of symbolic logic.

In a discussion on pages 14-16, De Morgan introduces some of the symbols employed.

This material is obtained through the courtesy of the Peabody Library of Johns Hopkins University.

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Frank J. Swetz (The Pennsylvania State University), "Mathematical Treasure: De Morgan’s Symbolic Logic," Convergence (April 2017)