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George Boole

Overview page. Subjects: Mathematics — Philosophy.

(1815–64)

English mathematician and logician. Born in Lincoln and educated locally, Boole worked as a schoolmaster until he gained recognition as a mathematician, and became...

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Boole, George (1815–64)

James Gasser.

in The Continuum Encyclopedia of British Philosophy

January 2006; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of Western Philosophy. 2163 words.

George Boole was born in Lincoln on 2 November 1815 and died in Ballintemple, near Cork in Ireland on 8

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George Boole and Claude Shannon

Paul J. Nahin.

in The Logician and the Engineer

April 2017; p ublished online May 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of Mathematics. 9466 words.

This chapter presents brief biographical sketches of George Boole and Claude Shannon. George was born in Lincoln, a town in the north of England, on November 2, 1815. His father John, while...

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Boole, George (1815–1864), mathematician and logician

I. Grattan-Guinness.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Mathematics; Education; Philosophy. 2894 words.

Boole, George (1815–1864), mathematician and logician, was born on 2 November 1815 in Lincoln, the eldest of four children of a local tradesman, John Boole (1777–1848), and his wife, Mary...

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George Boole

Overview page. Subjects: Mathematics — Philosophy.

(1815–64)

English mathematician and logician. Born in Lincoln and educated locally, Boole worked as a schoolmaster until he gained recognition as a mathematician, and became...

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Boole, George

Edited by Market House Books.

in A Dictionary of Scientists

January 1999; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Science and Mathematics; Biographical Studies. 269 words.

(1815–1864) British mathematician

Boole came from a poor background in the English city of Lincoln and was virtually self-taught in mathematics. He discovered for himself the...

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Boole, George

Edited by Sean McMahon and Jo O'Donoghue.

in Brewer's Dictionary of Irish Phrase & Fable

January 2006; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 5 words.

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Boole, George (1815–64)

Edited by Andrew Butterfield and Gerard Ekembe Ngondi.

in A Dictionary of Computer Science

January 2016; p ublished online January 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Computing. 123 words.

Largely self-taught in mathematics, Boole began to publish a series of original in influential papers in 1839. In 1849

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Boole, George (1815–64)

Graham Upton and Ian Cook.

in A Dictionary of Statistics

January 2014; p ublished online September 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Probability and Statistics. 138 words.

with a flair for languages. At school Boole excelled at Latin and by the age of 16 was an assistant school teacher, whilst studying mathematics for his own interest. To support his parents...

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Boole, George (1815–64)

Christopher Clapham and James Nicholson.

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Mathematics

January 2014; p ublished online September 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Pure Mathematics. 79 words.

who was one of the founding fathers of mathematical logic. His major work, published in 1854, is his Investigation of the Laws of Thought...

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Boole, George (1815–64)

Simon Blackburn.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Philosophy

January 2016; p ublished online March 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Philosophy. 105 words.

Born in Lincoln and educated locally, Boole worked as a schoolmaster until he gained recognition as a mathematician, and became

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Boole, George (1815–64)

Simon Blackburn.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Philosophy

January 2008; p ublished online January 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Philosophy. 105 words.

Born in Lincoln and educated locally, Boole worked as a schoolmaster until he gained recognition as a mathematician, and became

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Boole, George (1815–64)

John Daintith and Edmund Wright.

in A Dictionary of Computing

January 2008; p ublished online January 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Computing. 124 words.

. Largely self-taught in mathematics, Boole began to publish a series of original in influential papers in 1839. In

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Boole, George (1815–64)

Graham Upton and Ian Cook.

in A Dictionary of Statistics

January 2008; p ublished online January 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Probability and Statistics. 131 words.

with a flair for languages. At school Boole excelled at Latin and by the age of 16 was an assistant

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George Boole (1815–64)

Edited by W. F. Bynum and Roy Porter.

in Oxford Dictionary of Scientific Quotations

January 2006; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 203 words.

A distinguished writer [Siméon Denis Poisson] has thus stated the fundamental definitions of the science:‘The probability of an event

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Boole, George (1815–64)

Christopher Clapham and James Nicholson.

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Mathematics

January 2009; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Pure Mathematics. 78 words.

who was one of the founding fathers of mathematical logic. His major work, published in 1854, is his Investigation

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Boole, George (1815–64)

Elizabeth Martin.

in The New Oxford Dictionary for Scientific Writers and Editors

January 2009; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 10 words.

(1815–64)

British mathematician.

Boolean algebra

Boolean operator

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Boole, George (1815–64)

Wilfrid Hodges.

in The Oxford Companion to Philosophy

January 2005; p ublished online January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Philosophy. 161 words.

(1815–64).

Mathematician, born in Lincoln and died while Professor of Mathematics at Queen's College, Cork. In 1847

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Boole, George (1815–64)

Richard L. Gregory.

in The Oxford Companion to the Mind

January 2004; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Psychology. 435 words.

(1815–64).

English mathematician, born in Lincoln. Boole was mainly self-educated and did not gain an academic degree.

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Boole, George (1815–64)

in World Encyclopedia

P ublished online January 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: General Studies. 46 words.

Largely self-taught, he was appointed (1849) professor of mathematics of Cork University. He is best-known for his invention

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Boolean algebra

Edited by Andrew J. Butterfield and John Szymanski.

in A Dictionary of Electronics and Electrical Engineering

June 2018; p ublished online June 2018 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Electronic Engineering. 174 words.

An algebra introduced by George Boole in 1854 originally to provide a symbolic method for analysing human logic. Almost a

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