In the history of mathematics, Charles Lutwidge Dodgson
(1832-1898), better known as Lewis Carroll, stands out as the rare
mathematician who also was an exceptional literary figure.
In "The Pamphlets of Lewis Carroll, " each volume of a projected
six volumes deals with a particular aspect of his work. When the
series is complete, it will include all of his works that were not
originally issued in hard cover with the exception of his poetry
This fourth volume focuses on his writings on logic. It includes
pamphlets and sheets privately printed by Dodgson, unpublished
manuscript sheets, rare previously published documents, and early
versions of published works. These are collected together for the
first time, organized by subject, and presented with suitable
commentary so that the reader can fully appreciate Dodgson's
contributions to the logic of his time and of ours.
The general introduction to the book describes the importance of
logic in Dodgson's life and work and provides a historical
perspective on the state of logic that existed during his lifetime.
The sections of the book that follow contain introductory essays
that provide analyses and context both for the general reader and
for the specialist, followed by the items in transcription or
Distributed for the Lewis Carroll Society of North America
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