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The object of this paper is to examine the mathematical theory of logic laid down by George Boole in his ‘Laws of Thought'. For this purpose, first the laws of such an algebra have been investigated independently of logic; and secondly the laws of primary and secondary logical propositions as laid down by Boole have been developed in an algebraical form, and compared with the former.

Marked on front as 'Archives Feb 19/74' and '(Proceedings)'.

Subject: Mathematics

Received 19 March 1873. Read 20 November 1873.

Whilst the Royal Society declined to publish this paper in full, an abstract of the paper was published in volume 21 of the Proceedings of the Royal Society as 'On the algebraical analogues of logical relations'.

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Alexander John Ellis, Unpublished paper, 'On the algebraical analogues of logical relations' by Alexander J [John] Ellis, 1873, AP/55/5, The Royal Society Archives, London,, accessed on 25 June 2024

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