I. Grattan-Guinness & G. Bornet, (eds.), George Boole: Selected Manuscripts on Logic and Its Philosophy

Priest, Graham George (1999) I. Grattan-Guinness & G. Bornet, (eds.), George Boole: Selected Manuscripts on Logic and Its Philosophy. Studia Logicia, 63 1: 143-146. doi:10.1023/A:1017201505279


Author Priest, Graham George
Title I. Grattan-Guinness & G. Bornet, (eds.), George Boole: Selected Manuscripts on Logic and Its Philosophy
Formatted title
I. Grattan-Guinness & G. Bornet, (eds.), George Boole: Selected Manuscripts on Logic and Its Philosophy
Journal name Studia Logicia   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0039-3215
1572-8730
Publication date 1999-07
Sub-type Review of book, film, TV, video, software, performance, music etc
DOI 10.1023/A:1017201505279
Volume 63
Issue 1
Start page 143
End page 146
Total pages 4
Place of publication Dordrecht, Netherlands
Publisher Kluwer
Collection year 1999
Language eng
Subject C4
440105 History of Philosophy and History of Ideas
780199 Other
Formatted abstract
Developments in the history of ideas often throw up transition figures; figures who see important parts of the way forward, but who cannot give up old views; figures who are driven by ideas and analogies which push them into new areas, but which ultimately have to be given up; figures whose awkward positions force them to articulate novel philosophical ideas. Boole is just such a figure as this. Modern logic has canonised him, and thus helped to ensure that the real Boole has been forgotten. But there is much that historians of ideas, and of logic in particular, may learn from Boole's work. Those who wish to learn it will find this book, which shows Boole's struggles behind the scenes, invaluable.
Q-Index Code C4
Additional Notes Subtitle: "Birkha├╝ser, Basel-Boston-Berlin, 1997, DM 58, pp. lxiv + 236, ISBN 3-7643-5456-9."

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Review of book, film, TV, video, software, performance, music etc
Collection: School of Historical and Philosophical Inquiry
 
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