Boole, George 18151864
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Works:  222 works in 1,030 publications in 8 languages and 12,896 library holdings 

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Most widely held works about
George Boole
 The logician and the engineer : how George Boole and Claude Shannon created the information age by Paul J Nahin( Book )
 George Boole : his life and work by Des MacHale( Book )
 The BooleDe Morgan correspondence, 18421864 by George Boole( Book )
 On Boole by Dale Jacquette( Book )
 A Boole anthology : recent and classical studies in the logic of George Boole( Book )
 Boole : 18151864 : l'oiseau de nuit en plein jour by Souleymane Bachir Diagne( Book )
 George Boole : selected manuscripts on logic and its philosophy by George Boole( Book )
 The life and work of George Boole : a prelude to the digital age by Des MacHale( Book )
 George Boole; a miscellany by Patrick D Barry( Book )
 The mathematical psychology of Gratry and Boole translated from the language of the higher calculus into that of elementary geometry by Mary Everest Boole( Book )
 The history of computing : a biographical portrait of the visionaries who shaped the destiny of the computer industry by Marguerite Zientara( Book )
 George Boole : precursor de la lógica simbólica by Armando Asti Vera( Book )
 La depsicologizzazione della logica : un confronto tra Boole e Frege by Nicla Vassallo( Book )
 The other mathematics : language and logic in Egyptian and in general by Leo Depuydt( Book )
 The Liberation of algebra( Visual )
 George Boole : filosofia, logica, matematica( Book )
 The Booles & the Hintons : two dynasties that helped shape the modern world by Gerry Kennedy( Book )
 Schnitte Boolescher Korrespondenzen und ihre Dualisierungen by Siegfried Graf( )
 Metafisica, logica, matematica : Leibniz, Boole, Rosmini by Maria Luisa Facco( Book )
 Boole's logic and probability : a critical exposition from the standpoint of contemporary algebra, logic, and probability theory by Theodore Hailperin( )
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Most widely held works by
George Boole
An investigation of the laws of thought : on which are founded the mathematical theories of logic and probabilities by
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125 editions published between 1854 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,723 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An Investigation of the Laws of Thought on Which are Founded the Mathematical Theories of Logic and Probabilities, was an influential 19th century book by George Boole, the second of his two monographs on algebraic logic. It was published in 1854. Boole was Professor of Mathematics of then Queen's College, Cork in Ireland
125 editions published between 1854 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,723 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An Investigation of the Laws of Thought on Which are Founded the Mathematical Theories of Logic and Probabilities, was an influential 19th century book by George Boole, the second of his two monographs on algebraic logic. It was published in 1854. Boole was Professor of Mathematics of then Queen's College, Cork in Ireland
A treatise on the calculus of finite differences by
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123 editions published between 1667 and 2017 in English and German and held by 1,231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Selftaught mathematician and father of Boolean algebra, George Boole (18151864) 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
123 editions published between 1667 and 2017 in English and German and held by 1,231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Selftaught mathematician and father of Boolean algebra, George Boole (18151864) 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
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79 editions published between 1847 and 2015 in English and held by 928 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Selftaught mathematician George Boole (18151864) 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 wellknown 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
79 editions published between 1847 and 2015 in English and held by 928 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Selftaught mathematician George Boole (18151864) 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 wellknown 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
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118 editions published between 1859 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 894 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
There is an aspect of Boole's work that is not closely related to his treatises in logic or the theory of sets but which is familiar to every student of differential equations. This is the algorithm of differential operators, which he introduced to facilitate the treatment of linear differential equations. If, for example, we wish to solve the differential equation ay + by + cy = 0, the equation is written in the notation (aD2 + bD + c)y = 0. Then, regarding D as an unknown quantity rather than an operator, we solve the algebraic quadratic equation aD2 + bD + c = 0. There are many other situations in which Boole, in his Treatise on Differential Equations of 1859, pointed out parallels between the properties of the differential operator (and its inverse) and the rules of algebra. British mathematicians in the second half of the nineteenth century were thus again becoming leaders in algorithmic analysis, a field in which, fifty years earlier, they had been badly deficient
118 editions published between 1859 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 894 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
There is an aspect of Boole's work that is not closely related to his treatises in logic or the theory of sets but which is familiar to every student of differential equations. This is the algorithm of differential operators, which he introduced to facilitate the treatment of linear differential equations. If, for example, we wish to solve the differential equation ay + by + cy = 0, the equation is written in the notation (aD2 + bD + c)y = 0. Then, regarding D as an unknown quantity rather than an operator, we solve the algebraic quadratic equation aD2 + bD + c = 0. There are many other situations in which Boole, in his Treatise on Differential Equations of 1859, pointed out parallels between the properties of the differential operator (and its inverse) and the rules of algebra. British mathematicians in the second half of the nineteenth century were thus again becoming leaders in algorithmic analysis, a field in which, fifty years earlier, they had been badly deficient
Calculus of finite differences by
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41 editions published between 1860 and 1970 in 3 languages and held by 649 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
41 editions published between 1860 and 1970 in 3 languages and held by 649 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Studies in logic and probability by
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38 editions published between 1945 and 2012 in English and held by 618 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 upperlevel 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 followup volume but did not survive to fulfill his ambition; this volume features his further studies on the subject
38 editions published between 1945 and 2012 in English and held by 618 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 upperlevel 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 followup volume but did not survive to fulfill his ambition; this volume features his further studies on the subject
Collected logical works by
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4 editions published in 1952 in English and held by 279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
4 editions published in 1952 in English and held by 279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The laws of thought (1854) by
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15 editions published between 1854 and 1952 in English and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
15 editions published between 1854 and 1952 in English and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The mathematical analysis of logic by
George Boole(
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27 editions published between 1948 and 1998 in 4 languages and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
27 editions published between 1948 and 1998 in 4 languages and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The laws of thought by
George Boole(
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12 editions published between 1854 and 2003 in English and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This groundbreaking work on logic by the brilliant nineteenthcentury English mathematician George Boole (18151864) 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
12 editions published between 1854 and 2003 in English and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This groundbreaking work on logic by the brilliant nineteenthcentury English mathematician George Boole (18151864) 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
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6 editions published in 1992 in French and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
6 editions published in 1992 in French and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
George Boole : selected manuscripts on logic and its philosophy by
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10 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in English and German and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
George Boole (18151864) is well known to mathematicians for his research and textbooks on the calculus, but his name has spread worldwide 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 nontechnical 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
10 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in English and German and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
George Boole (18151864) is well known to mathematicians for his research and textbooks on the calculus, but his name has spread worldwide 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 nontechnical 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 BooleDe Morgan correspondence, 18421864 by
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9 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
9 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Collected logical works by
George Boole(
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8 editions published between 1916 and 1952 in English and Undetermined and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
8 editions published between 1916 and 1952 in English and Undetermined and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Collected logical works by
George Boole(
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6 editions published between 1854 and 1952 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
6 editions published between 1854 and 1952 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Algèbre et logique by
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2 editions published in 1962 in French and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
2 editions published in 1962 in French and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Investigación sobre las leyes del pensamiento by
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13 editions published between 1958 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
DOVER BOOKS ON MATHEMATICS; Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication; PREFACE.; Table of Contents; NOTE.; CHAPTER I.  NATURE AND DESIGN OF THIS WORK.; CHAPTER II.  OF SIGNS IN GENERAL, AND OF THE SIGNS APPROPRIATE TO THE SCIENCE OF LOGIC IN PARTICULAR ; ALSO OF THE LAWS TO WHICH THAT CLASS OF SIGNS ARE SUBJECT.; PROPOSITION I.; CHAPTER III.  DERIVATION OF THE LAWS OF THE SYMBOLS OF LOGIC FROM THE LAWS OF THE OPERATIONS OF THE HUMAN MIND.; PROPOSITION I.; PROPOSITION II.; PROPOSITION III.; PROPOSITION IV
13 editions published between 1958 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
DOVER BOOKS ON MATHEMATICS; Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication; PREFACE.; Table of Contents; NOTE.; CHAPTER I.  NATURE AND DESIGN OF THIS WORK.; CHAPTER II.  OF SIGNS IN GENERAL, AND OF THE SIGNS APPROPRIATE TO THE SCIENCE OF LOGIC IN PARTICULAR ; ALSO OF THE LAWS TO WHICH THAT CLASS OF SIGNS ARE SUBJECT.; PROPOSITION I.; CHAPTER III.  DERIVATION OF THE LAWS OF THE SYMBOLS OF LOGIC FROM THE LAWS OF THE OPERATIONS OF THE HUMAN MIND.; PROPOSITION I.; PROPOSITION II.; PROPOSITION III.; PROPOSITION IV
Indagine sulle leggi del pensiero su cui sono fondate le teorie matematiche della logica e della probabilità by
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8 editions published between 1976 and 1987 in Italian and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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 Erlan Ai(
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2 editions published in 1999 in Chinese and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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
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3 editions published in 1962 in French and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
3 editions published in 1962 in French and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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