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Born Aug. 4, 1834, near Hull; died Apr. 4, 1923, in Cambridge. English logician. He worked in the field of the logic of classes, into which he introduced a special formulation, Venn diagrams, which are used in the logical mathematical theory of “formal neuronic nets.” The substantiation of inverse operations in the logical calculus of G. Boole belongs to Venn. He also worked on the logic of probability.
WORKSThe Logic of Chance,3rd ed. London, 1888.
The Principles of Empirical or Inductive Logic.London, 1889.
Symbolic Logic.London, 1881.
REFERENCESStiazhin, N. I. Formirovanie matematicheskoi logiki.Moscow, 1967.
Gutchin, I. B., and A. S. Kuzichev. Bionika i nadezhnost’.Moscow, 1967.
Kuzichev, A. S. Diagrammy Venna.Moscow, 1968.