George Boole

[Revised entry by Stanley Burris on April 14, 2014. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] George Boole (1815 - 1864) was an English mathematician and a founder of the algebraic tradition in logic.
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[Revised entry by Stanley Burris on April 14, 2014. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] George Boole (1815 - 1864) was an English mathematician and a founder of the algebraic tradition in logic. He worked as a schoolmaster in England and from 1849 until his death as professor of mathematics at Queen's University, Cork, Ireland. He revolutionized logic by applying methods from the then-emerging field of symbolic algebra to logic. Where traditional (Aristotelian) logic relied on...

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