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Polynomizing: Logic Inference in Polynomial Format and the Legacy of Boole

  • Walter Carnielli
Part of the Studies in Computational Intelligence book series (SCI, volume 64)

Summary. Polynomizing is a term that intends to describe the uses of polynomiallike representations as a reasoning strategy and as a tool for scientific heuristics. I show how proof-theory and semantics for classical and several non-classical logics can be approached from this perspective, and discuss the assessment of this prospect, in particular to recover certain ideas of George Boole in unifying logic, algebra and the differential calculus.

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Boolean Algebra Propositional Logic Logic Inference Algebraic Logic Boolean Ring 
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  • Walter Carnielli
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  1. 1.Centre for Logic, Epistemology and the History of ScienceUNICAMPCampinasBrazil

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