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From the Preface: "Algebraic good judgment [addresses] many of the difficulties of mathematical good judgment and the idea of polyadic Boolean algebras, with which this quantity is usually involved. It is meant to be a good approach of treating algebraic good judgment in a unified demeanour. the cloth is out there to a normal mathematical viewers; no gigantic wisdom of algebra or common sense is required ... aside from a moderate Boolean starting place, the quantity is basically self-contained."

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