nLab Boole -- The Laws of Thought


This page compiles links related to the book:

on formal logic (for which Boole became widely famous, cf. Boolean algebra) but also on probability theory, where (as observed by Pitowsky 1989a, reviewed, e.g., in Khrennikov 2008) Boole’s book derives the inequalities that later became known as Bell's inequalities in quantum probability theory.


Review includes:

  • I. Grattan-Guinness, George Boole, An investigation of the laws of thought on which are founded the mathematical theory of logic and probabilities (1854), Chapter 36 (p. 470-479) in: Landmark Writings in Western Mathematics 1640-1940 (2005) [doi:10.1016/B978-044450871-3/50117-0]
category: reference

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