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Investigation of the Laws of Thought [Microform]

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ISBN-10: 1116557320

ISBN-13: 9781116557329

Edition: N/A

Authors: George Boole

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List price: $20.99
Publisher: Creative Media Partners, LLC
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 442
Size: 7.44" wide x 9.69" long x 0.90" tall
Weight: 1.716
Language: English

Born in Lincolnshire, England, George Boole was a mathematician and logician at Queens College in Cork, Ireland, where he taught and developed his theory of logic. Well respected by his friends and associates, he had a reputation of being a kind of naive saint, who thought nothing of inviting a stranger to his home to continue a conversation that the two of them had begun on a train or in a shop. Boole's development of symbolic logic had three major emphases. First, Boole believed that mathematicians of his day unnecessarily restricted themselves to the study of quantities and did not pay enough attention to abstract symbols. Second, he concerned himself with the relation between logic and…