Boole, George 18151864
Overview
Works:  266 works in 1,157 publications in 7 languages and 13,924 library holdings 

Genres:  Records and correspondence 
Roles:  Author, Publisher 
Classifications:  BC135, 164 
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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( )
 The life and work of George Boole : a prelude to the digital age by Des MacHale( )
 George Boole : his life and work by Des MacHale( Book )
 The BooleDe Morgan correspondence, 18421864 by George Boole( Book )
 The continued exercise of reason : public addresses by George Boole( )
 Boole's logic and probability : a critical exposition from the standpoint of contemporary algebra, logic, and probability theory by Theodore Hailperin( )
 A Boole anthology : recent and classical studies in the logic of George Boole by James Gasser( Book )
 On Boole by Dale Jacquette( Book )
 George Boole : selected manuscripts on logic and its philosophy by George Boole( Book )
 Boole : 18151864 : l'oiseau de nuit en plein jour by Souleymane Bachir Diagne( 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 Booles & the Hintons : two dynasties that helped shape the modern world by Gerry Kennedy( )
 New light on George Boole by Des MacHale( )
 The history of computing : a biographical portrait of the visionaries who shaped the destiny of the computer industry by Marguerite Zientara( Book )
 The other mathematics : language and logic in Egyptian and in general by Leo Depuydt( Book )
 George Boole : precursor de la lógica simbólica by Armando Asti Vera( Book )
 On Boole by Dale Jacquette( Book )
 La depsicologizzazione della logica : un confronto tra Boole e Frege by Nicla Vassallo( Book )
 George Boole : filosofia, logica, matematica( Book )
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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
George Boole(
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133 editions published between 1854 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 1,910 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
133 editions published between 1854 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 1,910 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 differential equations by
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129 editions published between 1859 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,446 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
129 editions published between 1859 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,446 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
A treatise on the calculus of finite differences by
George Boole(
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140 editions published between 1860 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 1,417 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Difference and sumcalculus.Difference and functional equations
140 editions published between 1860 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 1,417 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Difference and sumcalculus.Difference and functional equations
The mathematical analysis of logic being an essay towards a calculus of deductive reasoning by
George Boole(
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87 editions published between 1847 and 2015 in English and German and held by 995 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Selftaught 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 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
87 editions published between 1847 and 2015 in English and German and held by 995 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Selftaught 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 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
Calculus of finite differences by
George Boole(
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44 editions published between 1860 and 1970 in 3 languages and held by 652 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
44 editions published between 1860 and 1970 in 3 languages and held by 652 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Studies in logic and probability by
George Boole(
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39 editions published between 1945 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 644 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
39 editions published between 1945 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 644 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
George Boole(
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13 editions published between 1916 and 1952 in English and Undetermined and held by 357 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
13 editions published between 1916 and 1952 in English and Undetermined and held by 357 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The laws of thought (1854) by
George Boole(
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19 editions published between 1854 and 1952 in English and held by 253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
19 editions published between 1854 and 1952 in English and held by 253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The laws of thought by
George Boole(
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13 editions published between 1854 and 2003 in English and held by 143 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
13 editions published between 1854 and 2003 in English and held by 143 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
The mathematical analysis of logic by
George Boole(
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24 editions published between 1847 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
24 editions published between 1847 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Les Lois de la pensée by
George Boole(
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6 editions published in 1992 in French and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
6 editions published in 1992 in French and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Algèbre et logique by
George Boole(
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12 editions published in 1962 in French and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
12 editions published in 1962 in French and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An investigation of the laws of thought, on which are founded mathematical theories of logic and probabilities by
George Boole(
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10 editions published between 1854 and 1960 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
10 editions published between 1854 and 1960 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The BooleDe Morgan correspondence, 18421864 by
George Boole(
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7 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
7 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
George Boole : selected manuscripts on logic and its philosophy by
George Boole(
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7 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in English and German and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
7 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in English and German and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
El análisis matemático de la lógica by
George Boole(
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9 editions published between 1979 and 1984 in Spanish and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
9 editions published between 1979 and 1984 in Spanish and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Collected logical works by
George Boole(
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22 editions published between 1854 and 1952 in English and Undetermined and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
22 editions published between 1854 and 1952 in English and Undetermined and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The mathematical analysis of logic : being an essay towards a calculus of deductive reasoning = Die mathematische Analyse
der Logik by
George Boole(
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8 editions published between 1948 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
8 editions published between 1948 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
George Boole's collected logical works by
George Boole(
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5 editions published between 1916 and 1952 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
5 editions published between 1916 and 1952 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
8 editions published between 1976 and 1987 in Italian and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Related Identities
 Shannon, Claude Elwood 19162001
 Nahin, Paul J. Author
 MacHale, Desmond Author
 Moulton, J. Fletcher (John Fletcher) 18441921 Editor
 Todhunter, I. (Isaac) 18201884 Editor
 De Morgan, Augustus 18061871
 Smith, G. C. MA Compiler Editor
 Diagne, Souleymane Bachir Author
 Dooley, Brendan Maurice 1953 Author Editor
 GrattanGuinness, I. Other Editor
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Algebra Algebra, Boolean Algebraic logic Analysis (Philosophy) Babbage, Charles, Boole, George, Burroughs, William Seward, Computer industry Computer logic Computers De Morgan, Augustus, Difference equations Differential equations Egyptian languageSentences Electrical engineers Electronic data processing England Families Finite differences Firstorder logic Frege, Gottlob, Functional equations Gratry, A.(Auguste), Great Britain Hinton, Charles Howard, Information theory Inventors Ireland Language and logic Logic Logic, Symbolic and mathematical Logic circuits Logicians Mathematicians Mathematics MathematicsPhilosophy Parapsychology Pascal, Blaise, Philosophy, Modern Probabilities Psychologism PsychologyMathematical models Reasoning Science ScienceMethodology Shannon, Claude Elwood, Thought and thinking Turing, Alan, United States Zuse, Konrad
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