George Boole: the father of logic, bases digital electronics and the substrate of binary language and a research

Without he, neither electronics, computing or Artificial Intelligence would be what they are.

  1. Boole was born in Lincoln, Lincolnshire, England, the son of John Boole senior (1779–1848), a shoemaker and Mary Ann Joyce.
  2. Boole participated in the Mechanics Institute, in the Greyfriars, Lincoln, which was founded in 1833.
  3. From 1838 onwards Boole was making contacts with sympathetic British academic mathematicians and reading more widely. He studied algebra in the form of symbolic methods, as far as these were understood at the time, and began to publish research papers.
  4. Boole completed two systematic treatises on mathematical subjects during his lifetime. The Treatise on Differential Equations‘ 1859, and was followed, the next year, by a Treatise on the Calculus of Finite Differences, a sequel to the former work.
  5. In 1847 Boole published the pamphlet Mathematical Analysis of Logic. He later regarded it as a flawed exposition of his logical system, and wanted An Investigation of the Laws of Thought on Which are Founded the Mathematical Theories of Logic and Probabilities to be seen as the mature statement of his views.

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George Boole’s Bicentenary University College Cork, website.


  1. George Boole: the father of logic, electronics and the substrate of binary and a research. Lloret, Egea; Juan Antonio. (13/04/2020). [Linkedin at ].
  2. Boole, George.Wikipedia. Online access, (13-04-2020), at [].

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