By Ivor Grattan-Guinness, Dr. phil.-hist. Gérard Bornet (auth.), Ivor Grattan-Guinness, Dr. phil.-hist. Gérard Bornet (eds.)

George Boole (1815-1864) is widely known to mathematicians for his learn and textbooks at the calculus, yet his identify has unfold world-wide for his techniques in symbolic common sense and the improvement and functions made due to the fact that his day. The application of "Boolean algebra" in computing has significantly elevated interest within the nature and quantity of his achievements. His paintings is so much obtainable in his books on good judgment, "A mathematical research of common sense" (1947) and "An research of the legislation of proposal" (1954). yet at quite a few instances he wrote manuscript essays, particularly after the book of the second one booklet; numerous have been meant for a non-technical paintings, "The Philosophy of logic", which he used to be unable to accomplish. This quantity includes an edited choice which not just relates them to Boole's guides and the ancient context of his time, but in addition describes their unusual background of kin, fans and students have treid to confect an version. The publication will entice logicians, mathematicians and philosophers, and people drawn to the histories of the corresponding matters; and likewise scholars of the early Victorian Britain during which they have been written.