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William Stanley Jevons

(1835—1882) economist and philosopher of science


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(1835–82)

British political economist and logician. Jevons was educated at London, and taught at Manchester and London. He wrote various works on logic, and in 1870 exhibited a ‘logical piano’ or primitive mechanical computer, at the Royal Society. He was not an original logician of note, but his work in the philosophy of science, and in particular upon the nature of the hypotheticodeductive method, still bears revisiting.

Subjects: Social Sciences — Philosophy.


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