Wilhelm Risse: Die Logik der Neuzeit. Band 2


749 p., 17,0 x 22,5 cm.
ISBN 978-3-7728-0247-8
Single price:
€ 241.–

In the 16th and 17th century, logic was the philosophical discipline which was pursued most intensively. Nevertheless today our knowledge of the logic of this time is only fragmentary. There are cracks in the interpretation of this vast amount of material, since it is difficult to conceive of all of the problems in logic at that time and to show how logic gradually abandoned Aristotle and scholasticism in search of a new foundation. The second volume deals with the history of logic from the emergence of Cartesianism up to the end of the Enlightenment. The logic of that time was intertwined with epistemological, metaphysical and also psychological problems. Thus it is not formal logic. On the other hand, the idea of a mathematical method was becoming increasingly important in the 17th and 18th centuries.

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