MATHEMATICS BOOLE (GEORGE) An Investigation of the Laws of Thought, On Which Are Founded. The Mathematical Theories of Logic and Probabilities, FIRST EDITION, Macmillan, 1854

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MATHEMATICS BOOLE (GEORGE)
An Investigation of the Laws of Thought, On Which Are Founded. The Mathematical Theories of Logic and Probabilities, FIRST EDITION, Macmillan, 1854

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MATHEMATICS
BOOLE (GEORGE) An Investigation of the Laws of Thought, On Which Are Founded. The Mathematical Theories of Logic and Probabilities, FIRST EDITION, later issue (without Walton and Maberly imprint), with errata "Note" at end, occasional spotting, circular bookstamp on several leaves, modern quarter calf [cf. Norman 266; Origins of Cyberspace 224, for first impression], 8vo, Macmillan, 1854

Footnotes

  • In An Investigation of the Laws of Thought, described by the philosopher and mathematician Bertrand Russell as 'the work in which pure mathematics was discovered', Boole demonstrates that logical propositions can be expressed as mathematical equations, and that the algebraic manipulation of symbols in those equations offers a fail-safe method of logical deduction. The Laws of Thought extends his exploration of logic, and introduces another ground-breaking concept, mathematical probability.

    Provenance: Newcastle Public Library, stamps; Dolf Mootham, ownership inscription.
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