A survey of the life of Hugh MacColl (1837-1909)

Philosophia Scientiae 15:7-29 (2011)
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Introduction Contrary to a widespread assumption the modern history of modal logic did not start with C. I. Lewis’ Survey of Symbolic Logic [Lewis 1918]. His eminent work was preceded by some 20 years by H. MacColl’s fifth article on ‘The Calculus of Equivalent Statements’. This article was read at the London Mathematical Society on 12 November 1896. Some months later it was published in the Society’s Proceedings [MacColl 1896-1897]. During the following years MacColl presented his logic prim...



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Les Logiques nouvelles des modalités.Robert Feys - 1937 - Revue Néo-Scolastique de Philosophie 40 (56):517-553.

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