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Who Is George Boole?

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George Boole is a genius who was far ahead of his time. As a mathematician, and philosopher, he revolutionized concepts that are still used today with his theories. His works in math and art are still used today, being studied around the world; including this class. Without his basic theories of mathematics and logic, technology around the world may not have developed to where it is today. George Boole is one of the most influential people in terms of philosophy and mathematics, and his significance is hard to grasp because everything he has done contributes to so many things we use today.

George Boole was born on November 2nd, 1815 in Lincoln, England to John Boole and Mary Ann Joyce. His parents were just regular people, his father being a shoemaker, and his mother a maid. His father had a big interest in mathematics and sciences as well, but George took that to a new level. It is said that they would spend time together on scientific activities, like building kaleidoscopes, telescopes, and cameras together. George’s passion grew quickly, as had a reputation as a boy genius. The initial introduction into science and mathematics from father definitely played a key role in his curiosity.

George was always an academic, even from a young age. He had a keen memory, and enjoyed studying and learning new things. …show more content…

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  • Describes george boole as a genius who revolutionized concepts that are still used today with his theories. without his basic theories of mathematics and logic, technology may not have developed to where it is today.
  • Explains that george boole was born on november 2nd, 1815 in lincoln, england. his father was a shoemaker, and his mother was maid. george's passion for science and mathematics grew quickly.
  • Explains that george was always an academic, even from a young age. he took interest in learning new languages, and was the first person to connect mathematics to logic, not just philosophy.
  • Narrates how mathematica's fame brought him to quick success, helping open a university and becoming dean of science. he enjoyed his occupation until his death.
  • Explains that george made a breakthrough with his "an investigation of the laws of thought" in 1854. he appreciated aristotelian logic and wished to push it to its limits.
  • Narrates how george met his soon-to-be wife, mary everest, at queen's college (now called university college cork) in 1850. mary was a mathematician and successful in her own right.

They met at Queen’s College (now called University College cork) in Ireland which they had both worked at, in 1850 and would go on to get married in the year 1855. Mary was the niece of Sir George Everest; Mount Everest being derived from their family name. Mary was a mathematician as well, and successful in her own right. She served as an editor for George’s works until his death in 1864. His death was caused by an infection in his lungs due to moisture, and he got worse because his wife figured that keeping him wet would serve as help rather than keeping him warm and

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