where does the term boolean originate

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Boolean (or Boolean algebra, as it is known) is a mathematical concept named after the English mathematician George Boole (1815 to 1864). Boole was a self-educated mathematician and formulated a logical system to work out algebraic equations. He published these in a book he wrote in 1854, which was entitled 'The Laws of Thought'.

According to Boolean algebra, conjunction and disjunction are not a pair of operations. The first systematic presentations of Boolean logic were found in the works of William Jevons and Charles Peirce in the 1860's (the concept originated in the 1860's, and used concepts of logic that were first formulated by Boole in the 1850's), Ernst Schroder's Vorlesunger in 1890, A.N. Whitehead's Universal Algebra in 1898, Edward Vermilye Huntington's paper published in 1904, Marshall Stone's work in the 1930's and the Lattice Theory propounded by Garrett Birkhoff in 1940. Two of the recent mathematicians to have a significant role in the development of Boolean algebra are Paul Cohen and Dana Scott who, along with others, have made important contributions to this discipline of study.

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