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Science Networks. Historical Studies

George Boole

Selected Manuscripts on Logic and its Philosophy

Editors: Grattan-Guinness, Ivor, Bornet, Gerard (Eds.)

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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.

Table of contents (17 chapters)

Table of contents (17 chapters)
  • The Nature of Logic

    Pages 1-12

    Grattan-Guinness, Ivor (et al.)

  • Elementary Treatise on Logic not Mathematical including Philosophy of Mathematical Reasoning

    Pages 13-41

    Grattan-Guinness, Ivor (et al.)

  • [Extracts from a Notebook]

    Pages 42-48

    Grattan-Guinness, Ivor (et al.)

  • Prolegomena

    Pages 51-62

    Grattan-Guinness, Ivor (et al.)

  • On the Foundations of the Mathematical Theory of Logic and on the Philosophical Interpretation of Its Methods and Processes

    Pages 63-104

    Grattan-Guinness, Ivor (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
George Boole
Book Subtitle
Selected Manuscripts on Logic and its Philosophy
Editors
  • Ivor Grattan-Guinness
  • Gerard Bornet
Series Title
Science Networks. Historical Studies
Series Volume
20
Copyright
1997
Publisher
Birkhäuser Basel
Copyright Holder
Springer Basel AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-0348-8859-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-0348-8859-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-7643-5456-5
Softcover ISBN
978-3-0348-9805-8
Series ISSN
1421-6329
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
LXV, 236
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