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Learning by doodling: Augustus De Morgan's logical diagrams

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The half-blind Victorian mathematician Augustus De Morgan was a prodigious doodler, whose letters are festooned with little drawings and cartoons that reflect his feelings, tell jokes, or explain concepts difficult to express in words. De Morgan also created a variety of more elaborate images in the privacy of his study. This paper will consider a detailed series of never-published logical images as reflections of a transcendent vision that essentially grounded De Morgan’s logical programme.

This replaces the seminar that was previously announced for 24 February.

This talk is part of the Departmental Seminars in History and Philosophy of Science series.

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