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The continued exercise of reason : (Record no. 104664)

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001 - CONTROL NUMBER
control field 19857151
003 - CONTROL NUMBER IDENTIFIER
control field IeDuRDS
005 - DATE AND TIME OF LATEST TRANSACTION
control field 20190221123214.0
008 - FIXED-LENGTH DATA ELEMENTS--GENERAL INFORMATION
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010 ## - LIBRARY OF CONGRESS CONTROL NUMBER
LC control number 2017032612
020 ## - INTERNATIONAL STANDARD BOOK NUMBER
International Standard Book Number 9780262535007 (pbk. : alk. paper)
020 ## - INTERNATIONAL STANDARD BOOK NUMBER
International Standard Book Number 0262535009 (pbk. : alk. paper)
040 ## - CATALOGING SOURCE
Original cataloging agency DLC
Language of cataloging eng
Transcribing agency DLC
Description conventions rda
Modifying agency IeDuRDS
042 ## - AUTHENTICATION CODE
Authentication code pcc
050 00 - LIBRARY OF CONGRESS CALL NUMBER
Classification number QA9.2
Item number .B657 2018
082 00 - DEWEY DECIMAL CLASSIFICATION NUMBER
Classification number 511.3
Edition number 23
100 1# - MAIN ENTRY--PERSONAL NAME
Personal name Boole, George,
Dates associated with a name 1815-1864.
9 (RLIN) 55889
245 14 - TITLE STATEMENT
Title The continued exercise of reason :
Remainder of title public addresses by George Boole /
Statement of responsibility, etc. edited and with an introduction by Brendan Dooley.
264 #1 - PRODUCTION, PUBLICATION, DISTRIBUTION, MANUFACTURE, AND COPYRIGHT NOTICE
Place of production, publication, distribution, manufacture Cambridge, Massachusetts ;
-- London, England :
Name of producer, publisher, distributor, manufacturer The MIT Press,
Date of production, publication, distribution, manufacture, or copyright notice [2018]
300 ## - PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION
Extent ix, 237 p. ;
Dimensions 23 cm.
504 ## - BIBLIOGRAPHY, ETC. NOTE
Bibliography, etc. note Includes bibliographical references (pages 197-228) and index.
505 0# - FORMATTED CONTENTS NOTE
Formatted contents note Introduction -- On the genius and discoveries of Sir Isaac Newton -- On the character and origin of the ancient mythologies -- On the question : are the planets inhabited? -- A plea for freedom -- The right use of leisure -- On education -- The claims of science -- The social aspect of intellectual culture.
520 ## - SUMMARY, ETC.
Summary, etc. Lectures, many never before published, that offer insights into the early thinking of the mathematician and polymath George Boole. George Boole (1815–1864), remembered by history as the developer of an eponymous form of algebraic logic, can be considered a pioneer of the information age not only because of the application of Boolean logic to the design of switching circuits but also because of his contributions to the mass distribution of knowledge. In the classroom and the lecture hall, Boole interpreted recent discoveries and debates in a wide range of fields for a general audience. This collection of lectures, many never before published, offers insights into the early thinking of an innovative mathematician and intellectual polymath.

Bertrand Russell claimed that “pure mathematics was discovered by Boole,” but before Boole joined a university faculty as professor of mathematics in 1849, advocacy for science and education occupied much of his time. He was deeply committed to the Victorian ideals of social improvement and cooperation, arguing that “the continued exercise of reason” joined all disciplines in a common endeavor. In these talks, Boole discusses the genius of Isaac Newton; ancient mythologies and forms of worship; the possibility of other inhabited planets in the universe; the virtues of free and open access to knowledge; the benefits of leisure; the quality of education; the origin of scientific knowledge; and the fellowship of intellectual culture. The lectures are accompanied by a substantive introduction by Brendan Dooley, the editor of the volume, that supplies biographical and historical context. Publisher
600 10 - SUBJECT ADDED ENTRY--PERSONAL NAME
Personal name Boole, George,
Dates associated with a name 1815-1864.
9 (RLIN) 55889
650 #0 - SUBJECT ADDED ENTRY--TOPICAL TERM
Topical term or geographic name entry element Logic, Symbolic and mathematical.
9 (RLIN) 55890
650 #0 - SUBJECT ADDED ENTRY--TOPICAL TERM
Topical term or geographic name entry element Science
9 (RLIN) 65295
Chronological subdivision 19th century.
Geographic subdivision Ireland
700 1# - ADDED ENTRY--PERSONAL NAME
Personal name Dooley, Brendan Maurice,
Dates associated with a name 1953-
Relator term editor.
9 (RLIN) 133555
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Source of classification or shelving scheme
Koha item type Loanable Book
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          Irish Collection Library Library 2019-02-21 1 511.3 DOO 000412327 2019-04-10 2019-04-01 2019-02-21 Loanable Book

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