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The Mathematical Analysis of Logic
Boole, George

The Mathematical Analysis of Logic
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  Item Type: Book
  Publisher: St Augustine's Press
  Category: Philosophy

  Cover Type: Soft Back
  Length: 96 pages
  Published: October 1998
  MYOB Code: 6MAOL
  Store Location: 28D
  ISBN: 1855065835

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George Boole (1815-1864) is renowned as the first logician to apply algebraic methods to logic successfully. His Mathematical Analysis of Logic, first published in 1847, was the ground-breaking work that laid the foundations for what is known today as Boolean algebra and the propositional calculus. Written in response to the altercation between Sr. William Hamilton and Augustus de Morgan over the quantification of the predicate within syllogistic theory, its remarkable innovations led other logicians, among them William Stanley Jevons, John Venn, Charles Sanders Peirce, and Ernst Schrder, to refine and develop Boole's system. In turn, their efforts were incorporated by Alfred North Whitehead and Bertrand Russell into the monumental system of Principia Mathematica. In short, modern symbolic logic was founded in the pages of this book.

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