A Boole Anthology: Recent and Classical Studies in the Logic of George Boole / Edition 1

Hardcover (Print)
Buy New
Buy New from BN.com
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $154.87
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 42%)
Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (5) from $154.87   
  • New (4) from $198.05   
  • Used (1) from $154.87   


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.

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780792363804
  • Publisher: Springer Netherlands
  • Publication date: 9/30/2000
  • Series: Synthese Library Series, #291
  • Edition description: 2000
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 362
  • Product dimensions: 0.88 (w) x 6.14 (h) x 9.21 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface. Acknowledgements. Classical Studies. 1. Background. The Late George Boole, LL.D., D.C.L. (1865); S. Neil. Remarks on Professor Boole's Mathematical Theory of the Laws of Thought (1865); G.P. Young. 2. Mathematical Aspects. The Influence of Boole's Search for a Universal Methods in Analysis on the Creation of His Logic; L.M. Laita. Boole's Algebra Isn't Boolean Algebra (1981); T. Hailperin. 3. Philosophical Aspects. Review of Boole, Studies in Logic and Probability, and of 'Celebration of the Centenary of The Laws of Thought' (1959); M. Dummett. A Reassessment of George Boole's Theory of Logic (1977); J.W. Van Evra. Boole's Criteria for Validity and Invalidity (1980); J. Corcoran, S. Wood. Recent Studies. 1. Background. Algebraical Logic: Leibniz and Boole; T. Hailperin. Logic versus Algebra: English Debates and Boole's Mediation; M.-J. Durand-Richard. 2. Mathematical Aspects. The Mathematical Background of George Boole's Mathematical Analysis of Logic; M. Panteki. On Boole's Algebraic Logic after The Mathematical Analysis of Logic; I. Grattan-Guinness. 3. Philosophical Aspects. The Influence of Aristotelian Logic on Boole's Philosophy of Logic: the Reduction of Hypotheticals to Categoricals; S. Nambiar. The Conceptualization of Time in Boole's Algebraic Logic; B. Godart-Wendling. George Boole and the Science of Logic; G. Bornet. 4. Consequences. Was George Boole Really the 'Father' of Modern Logic? V. Peckhaus. Hugh MacColl and George Boole on Hypotheticals; S. Rahman. Psychologism in Logic: Some Similarities between Boole and Frege; N. Vassallo. Contributors. Index of Names. Index of Subjects.
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star


4 Star


3 Star


2 Star


1 Star


Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation


  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)