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Boole, George 1815-1864

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Works: 221 works in 990 publications in 8 languages and 12,653 library holdings
Genres: Records and correspondence  Juvenile works  Biography 
Roles: Author, Publisher
Classifications: BC135, 164
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An investigation of the laws of thought : on which are founded the mathematical theories of logic and probabilities by George Boole( Book )

117 editions published between 1854 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,710 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Self-taught mathematician and father of Boolean algebra, George Boole (1815-1864) published An Investigation of the Laws of Thought in 1854. In this highly original investigation of the fundamental laws of human reasoning, a sequel to ideas he had explored in earlier writings, Boole uses the symbolic language of mathematics to establish a method to examine the nature of the human mind using logic and the theory of probabilities. Boole considers language not just as a mode of expression, but as a system one can use to understand the human mind. In the first 12 chapters, he sets down the rules necessary to represent logic in this unique way. Then he analyses a variety of arguments and propositions of various writers from Aristotle to Spinoza. One of history's most insightful mathematicians, Boole is compelling reading for today's student of intellectual history and the science of the mind
A treatise on the calculus of finite differences by George Boole( Book )

118 editions published between 1667 and 2014 in English and German and held by 1,230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Self-taught mathematician and father of Boolean algebra, George Boole (1815-1864) published A Treatise on the Calculus of Finite Differences in 1860 as a sequel to his Treatise on Differential Equations (1859). Both books became instant classics that were used as textbooks for many years and eventually became the basis for our contemporary digital computer systems. The book discusses direct theories of finite differences and integration, linear equations, variations of a constant, and equations of partial and mixed differences. Boole also includes exercises for daring students to ponder, and also supplies answers. Long a proponent of positioning logic firmly in the camp of mathematics rather than philosophy, Boole was instrumental in developing a notational system that allowed logical statements to be symbolically represented by algebraic equations. One of history's most insightful mathematicians, Boole is compelling reading for today's student of logic and Boolean thinking
The mathematical analysis of logic being an essay towards a calculus of deductive reasoning by George Boole( Book )

74 editions published between 1847 and 2015 in English and held by 924 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Self-taught mathematician George Boole (1815-1864) published a pamphlet in 1847 - The Mathematical Analysis of Logic - that launched him into history as one of the nineteenth century's most original thinkers. In the introduction, Boole closely adheres to two themes: the fundamental unity of all science and the close relationship between logic and mathematics. In the first chapter, he examines first principles of formal logic, and then moves on to Aristotelian syllogism, hypotheticals, and the properties of elective functions. Boole uses this pamphlet to answer a well-known logician of the day, Sir William Hamilton, who believed that only philosophers could study 'the science of real existence', while all mathematicians could do was measure things. In essence, The Mathematical Analysis of Logic humbly chides Hamilton and asks him to rethink his bias. Boole is compelling reading for anyone interested in intellectual history and the science of the mind
A treatise on differential equations by George Boole( Book )

114 editions published between 1859 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 893 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Calculus of finite differences by George Boole( Book )

40 editions published between 1860 and 1970 in 3 languages and held by 649 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studies in logic and probability by George Boole( Book )

38 editions published between 1945 and 2012 in English and held by 617 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From one of the founders of symbolic logic comes this collection of writings on logical subjects and related questions of probability. George Boole invented Boolean logic, the basis of modern digital computer logic, for which he is regarded as a founder of the field of computer science. This authoritative compilation of his papers features his most mature thinking on Boolean logic and includes previously unpublished material. Appropriate for upper-level undergraduates and graduate students, the contents range from The Mathematical Analysis of Logic to Boole's final works, including The Laws of Thought, the most systematic statement of his ideas on logic and probability. Boole had intended to create a follow-up volume but did not survive to fulfill his ambition; this volume features his further studies on the subject
Collected logical works by George Boole( Book )

4 editions published in 1952 in English and held by 282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The laws of thought (1854) by George Boole( Book )

14 editions published between 1854 and 1952 in English and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The mathematical analysis of logic by George Boole( Book )

26 editions published between 1948 and 1998 in 4 languages and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The laws of thought by George Boole( Book )

10 editions published between 1854 and 2003 in English and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This groundbreaking work on logic by the brilliant nineteenth-century English mathematician George Boole (1815-1864) remains influential to this day. Boole's major contribution was to demonstrate conclusively that the symbolic expressions of algebra could be adapted to convey the fundamental principles and operations of logic, which hitherto had been expressed only in words. Boole was thus the founder of today's science of symbolic logic."--Jacket
Les Lois de la pensée by George Boole( Book )

6 editions published in 1992 in French and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

George Boole : selected manuscripts on logic and its philosophy by George Boole( Book )

10 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in English and German and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

George Boole (1815-1864) is well known to mathematicians for his research and textbooks on the calculus, but his name has spread world-wide for his innovations in symbolic logic and the development and applications made since his day. The utility of "Boolean algebra" in computing has greatly increased curiosity in the nature and extent of his achievements. His work is most accessible in his two books on logic, "A mathematical analysis of logic" (1947) and "An investigation of the laws of thought" (1954). But at various times he wrote manuscript essays, especially after the publication of the second book; several were intended for a non-technical work, "The Philosophy of logic", which he was not able to complete. This volume contains an edited selection which not only relates them to Boole's publications and the historical context of his time, but also describes their strange history of family, followers and scholars have treid to confect an edition. The book will appeal to logicians, mathematicians and philosophers, and those interested in the histories of the corresponding subjects; and also students of the early Victorian Britain in which they were written
The Boole-De Morgan correspondence, 1842-1864 by George Boole( Book )

9 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collected logical works by George Boole( Book )

8 editions published between 1916 and 1952 in English and Undetermined and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Algèbre et logique by George Boole( Book )

2 editions published in 1962 in French and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Investigación sobre las leyes del pensamiento by George Boole( Book )

13 editions published between 1958 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

CHAPTER XVIII. - ELEMENTARY ILLUSTRATIONS OF THE GENERAL METHOD IN PROBABILITIES
Indagine sulle leggi del pensiero su cui sono fondate le teorie matematiche della logica e della probabilità by George Boole( Book )

8 editions published between 1976 and 1987 in Italian and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wang yuan tian ji : qie li lue de gu shi by Ai er lan( Book )

2 editions published in 1999 in Chinese and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Algèbre et logique d'après les textes originaux de G. Boole et W.S. Jevons avec les plans de la machine logique by George Boole( Book )

3 editions published in 1962 in French and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collected logical works by George Boole( Book )

2 editions published between 1940 and 1952 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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An investigation of the laws of thought : on which are founded the mathematical theories of logic and probabilities
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A treatise on the calculus of finite differencesThe mathematical analysis of logic being an essay towards a calculus of deductive reasoningA treatise on differential equationsStudies in logic and probabilityThe mathematical analysis of logicThe laws of thoughtGeorge Boole : selected manuscripts on logic and its philosophyInvestigación sobre las leyes del pensamiento