The Algebra of Logic Tradition

[Revised entry by Stanley Burris and Javier Legris on January 30, 2015. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] The algebra of logic, as an explicit algebraic system showing the underlying
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[Revised entry by Stanley Burris and Javier Legris on January 30, 2015. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] The algebra of logic, as an explicit algebraic system showing the underlying mathematical structure of logic, was introduced by George Boole (1815 - 1864) in his book The Mathematical Analysis of Logic (1847). The methodology initiated by Boole was successfully continued in the 19th century in the work of William Stanley Jevons (1835 - 1882), Charles Sanders Peirce (1839 - 1914), Ernst Schroder (1841 - 1902), among many others, thereby establishing a tradition in (mathematical) logic. From Boole's first book until the influence after WWI of the monumental...

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