Symbolic Logic

by Lewis Carroll

Symbolic Logic

Symbolic Logic is a text discussing the area of mathematics which studies the purely formal properties of strings of symbols.

Source: Carroll, L. (1896). Symbolic Logic. New York; Macmillan & Co.

An example of syllogism.
An advertisement preceding the text.
“Preface to the Fourth Edition”
The preface to the work.
An introduction to the text.
“Book 1: Chapter 1”
An explanation of important terms.
“Book 1: Chapter 2”
An explanation of the terms involved in determining classification.
“Book 1: Chapter 3”
The methods of division are discussed.
“Book 1: Chapter 4”
The method by which things are named is explained.
“Book 1: Chapter 5”
This chapter explains how definitions are created.
“Book 2: Chapter 1”
The author explains the general characteristics of a proposition.
“Book 2: Chapter 2”
The types of propositions of existence are explained.
“Book 2: Chapter 3”
Propositions of relation are explained, with relevant examples provided.
“Book 3: Chapter 1”
An explanation of the parts of the bilateral diagram, including instructions on learning the various sections.
“Book 3: Chapter 2”
This chapter explains the designations assigned to the different counters.
“Book 3: Chapter 3”
The author provides examples of how to represent to various types of propositions within the chart.
“Book 3: Chapter 4”
The author suggests methods for practicing the interpretation of the diagram.
“Book 4: Chapter 1”
The author explains the transition to using a trilateral diagram.
“Book 4: Chapter 2”
The author describes the propositions that can be represented on the trilateral diagram.
“Book 4: Chapter 3”
The method for representing various propositions is explained.
“Book 4: Chapter 4”
The author explains methods for reading the trilateral diagram.
“Book 5: Chapter 1”
This chapter details the definition and creation of syllogisms.
“Book 5: Chapter 2”
This chapter describes the problems inherent in syllogisms.
“Book 6: Chapter 1”
A brief explanation of the use of subscripts
“Book 6: Chapter 2”
Various propositions are considered and written in subscript form.
“Book 6: Chapter 3”
Syllogisms and subscripts come together.
“Book 7: Chapter 1”
Definiton and introduction to sorites.
“Book 7: Chapter 2”
The author addresses the various problems relating to soriteses.
  • Year Published: 1896
  • Language: English
  • Country of Origin: United States of America
  • Readability:
    • Flesch–Kincaid Level: 10.5
  • Word Count: 47,888
  • Genre: Informational
  • Keywords: math history, mathematics
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