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Saturday marks anniversary of Polish philosopher's death

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Roberto Galea 13.02.2016 12:44
Professor Jan Łukasiewicz, a noted philosopher and father of the Polish Logic, died on this day in 1956 in Ireland.
Professor Jan Łukasiewicz. Photo: Wikimedia CommonsProfessor Jan Łukasiewicz. Photo: Wikimedia Commons

The philosopher was born in 1878, Lwów, then part of the Austro-Hungarian empire. He introduced mathematical logic to Poland.

His most significant contribution to mathematics was the development of the so-called Polish Logic in 1924 in order to simplify sentential logic. It has since become an important element of computer science.

Łukasiewicz moved to Ireland following WWII and remained there until his death on 13 February 1956.

Łukasiewicz's memory was honoured by the Dublin University College with an international conference in 1996 entitled “Lukasiewicz in Dublin”. (rg)

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