- George,1815–64, English mathematician and logician.
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Boole, Jevons, and others have applied the algebraic method not only to formal logic but to political economy.
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- George . 1815–64, English mathematician. In Mathematical Analysis of Logic (1847) and An Investigation of the Laws of Thought (1854), he applied mathematical formulae to logic, creating Boolean algebra
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- British mathematician who wrote important works in various areas of mathematics. He developed a system of mathematical symbolism to express logical relations that is now known as Boolean algebra.
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