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Platon Sergeevich Poretsky (October 3, 1846- August 9, 1907) was a noted Russian, Ukrainian born astronomer, mathematician, and logician. Graduated from Kharkov University he worked in Astrakhan and Pulkovo. Later being an astronomer at Kazan University after an advice of his older colleague Professor of Mathematics A.V. Vasiliev at Kazan University (father of Nicolai A. Vasiliev) to learn works of Boole Poretsky developed "logical calculus" and through specific "logical equations" applied it to the theory of probability. Thus, he extended and augmented the works of logicians and mathematicians George Boole, William Stanley Jevons and Ernst Schröder.


* Styazhkin, N.I. History of Mathematical Logic from Leibniz to Peano. Cambridge, Mass./ London, MIT Press, 1969.
* Bazhanov, V.A. New Archival Materials, Concerning P.S. Poretsky. In: Modern Logic, 1992, vol. 3. N 1. pp. 80-81.
* Bazhanov, V.A. Life and Academic Work of Mathematical Logic Research Pioneer in Russia P.S. Poretsky. In: Voprosy Istorii Estestvoznania i Tekhniki, 2005, N 4. pp. 64-73 (in Russian).
* Bazhanov, V.A. History of Logic in Russia and the USSR. Moscow, Kanon+, 2007 (in Russian). ISBN 5-88-373-032-9

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