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A Boole Anthology

Recent and Classical Studies in the Logic of George Boole

  • James Gasser

Part of the Synthese Library book series (SYLI, volume 291)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Classical Studies

    1. Background

    2. Mathematical Aspects

    3. Philosophical Aspects

      1. Michael Dummett
        Pages 79-85
      2. John Corcoran, Susan Wood
        Pages 101-128
  3. Recent Studies

  4. Back Matter
    Pages 327-349

About this book


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.


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Editors and affiliations

  • James Gasser
    • 1
  1. 1.University of LausanneSwitzerland

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title A Boole Anthology
  • Book Subtitle Recent and Classical Studies in the Logic of George Boole
  • Editors James Gasser
  • Series Title Synthese Library
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2000
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-7923-6380-4
  • Softcover ISBN 978-90-481-5491-3
  • eBook ISBN 978-94-015-9385-4
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XI, 349
  • Number of Illustrations 2 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Logic
    History of Mathematical Sciences
    Philosophy of Science
    History, general
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