HAPPY 200TH BIRTHDAY GEORGE BOOLE! — DUBBED “THE FATHER OF THE DIGITAL AGE”

Monday, November 02, 2015

George Boole was an English mathematician, educator, philosopher and logician. He worked in the fields of differential equations and algebraic logic, and is best known as the author of The Laws of Thought. Boole maintained that:

“No general method for the solution of questions in the theory of probabilities can be established which does not explicitly recognize, not only the special numerical bases of the science, but also those universal laws of thought which are the basis of all reasoning, and which, whatever they may be as to their essence, are at least mathematical as to their form.”



The year 2015 sees the 200th anniversary of George Boole’s birth, in 1815. To mark the bicentenary year, University College Cork will join admirers of Boole around the world to celebrate his life and legacy.

UCC’s George Boole 200 project, features events, student outreach activities and academic conferences on Boole’s legacy in the digital age, including a new edition of Desmond MacHale’s 1985 biography The Life and Work of George Boole: A Prelude to the Digital Age (Cork University Press, 2014).

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