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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)

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

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

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

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

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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

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