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George Boole

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Mathematician and Logician.

George Boole (November 1815 – 8 December 1864) was an English mathematician, philosopher and logician. His work was in the fields of differential equations and algebraic logic, and he is now best known as the author of The Laws of Thought. As the inventor of the prototype of what is now called Boolean logic, which became the basis of the modern digital computer, Boole is regarded in hindsight as a founder of the field of computer science.


1.) "MacHale's biography calls George Boole 'an agnostic deist'..." International Association for Semiotic Studies, International Council for Philosophy and Humanistic Studies, International Social Science Council, Semiotica: Volume 105 (1995), page 56.