[OPE-L:3214] Re: Boole

From: Allin Cottrell (cottrell@wfu.edu)
Date: Mon May 15 2000 - 19:18:06 EDT

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On Mon, 15 May 2000, John Holloway wrote:

> Politically, what is at issue in the argument that Boole's
> logic is superior to Hegel's?

I'm conventional enough to believe that the relative merits of
systems of logic are not a political matter.

When people word-process or send email -- whether on ope-l or
some neo-fascist list -- they're relying on vast amounts of
mechanized logic. The theoretical logic that made this possible
was Boole's, not Hegel's.


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