## The Mathematical Analysis of Logic: Being an Essay Towards a Calculus of Deductive Reasoning

**3.8 stars**

I presume that few who have paid any attention to the history of the Mathematical Analysis, will doubt that it has been developed in a certain order, or that that order has been, to a great extent, necessaryâ€”being determined, either by steps of logical deduction, or by the successive introduction of new ideas and conceptions, when the time for their evolution had arrived. And these are the causes that operate in perfect harmony. Each new scientific conception gives occasion to new applications of deductive reasoning; but those applications may be only possible through the methods and the processes which belong to an earlier stage.

A few years ago, when I first heard of Boolean algebra, I was immediately fascinated by it. Logic and algebra, though certainly related and can be successfully expresses by the language of each field, the global theory is nonexistent.

However, in this book, Boole has made it unnecessarily long and a not - so - easy read, and I'd prefer books that are straight to the point. Also, one detail that I particularly dislike is the use of adverbs of certainty in a scientific paper. It is quite a pet peeve of mine.

Despite the minor mistakes, to see the remarkably charming relationship of mathematics and logic expressed into printed words is such a pleasure, so, a rating near to 4 stars.