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A Boole Anthology : Recent and Classical Studies in the Logic of George Boole - James Gasser

A Boole Anthology

Recent and Classical Studies in the Logic of George Boole

By: James Gasser (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 30th September 2000
ISBN: 9780792363804
Number Of Pages: 349

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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.

The Late George Boole, LL.D., D.C.L. (1865)p. 1
Remarks on Professor Boole's Mathematical Theory of the Laws of Thought (1865)p. 27
The Influence of Boole's Search for a Universal Method in Analysis on the Creation of his Logic (1977)p. 45
Boole's Algebra Isn't Boolean Algebra (1981)p. 61
Review of Boole, Studies in Logic and Probability, and of 'Celebration of the Centenary of The Laws of Thought' (1959)p. 79
A Reassessment of George Boole's Theory of Logic (1977)p. 87
Boole's Criteria for Validity and Invalidity (1980)p. 101
Algebraical Logic: Leibniz and Boolep. 129
Logic versus Algebra: English Debates and Boole's Mediationp. 139
The Mathematical Background of George Boole's Mathematical Analysis of Logicp. 167
On Boole's Algebraic Logic after The Mathematical Analysis of Logicp. 213
The Influence of Aristotelian Logic on Boole's Philosophy of Logic: the Reduction of Hypotheticals to Categoricalsp. 217
The Conceptualization of Time in Boole's Algebraic Logicp. 241
George Boole and the Science of Logicp. 257
Was George Boole Really the 'Father' of Modern Logic?p. 271
Hugh MacColl and George Boole on Hypotheticalsp. 287
Psychologism in Logic: Some Similarities between Boole and Fregep. 311
Contributorsp. 327
Index of Namesp. 329
Index of Subjectsp. 333
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ISBN: 9780792363804
ISBN-10: 0792363809
Series: Synthese Library
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 349
Published: 30th September 2000
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 2.24
Weight (kg): 0.68

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