To unfold the secret laws and relations of those high faculties of thought by which all beyond the merely perceptive knowledge of the world and of ourselves is attained or matured, is a object which does not stand in need of commendation to a rational mind.
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Probability is expectation founded upon partial knowledge. A perfect acquaintance with all the circumstances affecting the occurrence of an event would change expectation into certainty, and leave nether room nor demand for a theory of probabilities.
|2nd November, 1815
|8th December, 1864
George John Boole was born in Lincoln, Lincolnshire, England. He 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 which contains Boolean algebra. At age 19, he successfully established his own school in Lincoln. His status as mathematician was recognised by his appointment in 1849 as the first professor of mathematics at Queen's College, Cork, Ireland. He was awarded the Keith Medal by the Royal Society of Edinburgh in 1855 and was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1857. He received honorary degrees of LL.D. from the University of Dublin and the University of Oxford.
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