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The Continued Exercise of Reason: Public Addresses by George Boole

Brendan Dooley


George Boole (1815–1864), remembered by history as the developer of an eponymous form of algebraic logic, can be considered a pioneer of the information age not only because of the application of Boolean logic to the design of switching circuits but also because of his contributions to the mass distribution of knowledge. In the classroom and the lecture hall, Boole interpreted recent discoveries and debates in a wide range of fields for a general audience. This collection of lectures, many never before published, offers insights into the early thinking of an innovative mathematician and intell ... More

Keywords: George Boole, algebraic logic, information age, Boolean logic, mathematician, Isaac Newton, worship, inhabited planets, scientific knowledge, intellectual culture

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780262535007
Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: September 2019 DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262535007.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Brendan Dooley, editor
University College Cork