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The Analytical Language of John WilkinsHere's a quotation from The Analytical Language of John Wilkins. Most of it is from Selected Non-Fictions, but I took the second half of the last paragraph (after the dots) from Borges - Quotations, because I liked that translation better.
… Descartes, in a letter dated November 1619, … proposed the creation of a similar, general language that would organize and contain all human thought. Around 1664, John Wilkins undertook that task.
Classification of Functions
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