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A Boole Anthology

Recent and Classical Studies in the Logic of George Boole

Editors: Gasser, James (Ed.)

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Modern mathematical logic would not exist without the analytical tools first developed by George Boole in The Mathematical Analysis of Logic and The Laws of Thought. The influence of the Boolean school on the development of logic, always recognised but long underestimated, has recently become a major research topic. This collection is the first anthology of works on Boole. It contains two works published in 1865, the year of Boole's death, but never reprinted, as well as several classic studies of recent decades and ten original contributions appearing here for the first time. From the programme of the English Algebraic School to Boole's use of operator methods, from the problem of interpretability to that of psychologism, a full range of issues is covered. The Boole Anthology is indispensable to Boole studies and will remain so for years to come.

Table of contents (17 chapters)

  • The Late George Boole, LL.D., D.C.L.

    Neil, Samuel

    Pages 1-25

  • Remarks on Professor Boole’s Mathematical Theory of the Laws of Thought

    Young, George Paxton

    Pages 27-43

  • The Influence of Boole’s Search for a Universal Method in Analysis on the Creation of His Logic

    Laita, Luis M.

    Pages 45-59

  • Boole’s Algebra Isn’t Boolean Algebra

    Hailperin, Theodore

    Pages 61-77

  • Review of Boole

    Dummett, Michael

    Pages 79-85

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eBook $169.00
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  • ISBN 978-94-015-9385-4
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Hardcover $219.99
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Softcover $219.99
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  • ISBN 978-90-481-5491-3
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
A Boole Anthology
Book Subtitle
Recent and Classical Studies in the Logic of George Boole
Editors
  • James Gasser
Series Title
Synthese Library
Series Volume
291
Copyright
2000
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-015-9385-4
DOI
10.1007/978-94-015-9385-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-7923-6380-4
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-5491-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 349
Number of Illustrations
2 b/w illustrations
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