Logic and Philosophy of Logic from Humanism to Kant

Mirella Capozzi and Gino Roncaglia

in The Development of Modern Logic

Published in print June 2009 | ISBN: 9780195137316
Published online September 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780199867912 | DOI:
 Logic and Philosophy of Logic from Humanism to Kant

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This chapter begins with a discussion of humanist criticisms of scholastic logic. It then discusses the evolution of the scholastic tradition and the influence of Renaissance Aristotelianism, Descartes and his influence, the Port-Royal Logic, the emergence of a logic of cognitive faculties, logic and mathematics in the late 17th century, Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz's role in the history of formal logic, and Kant's influence on logic.

Keywords: scholastic logic; Aristotelianism; Descartes; Kant; mathematics; Leibniz

Chapter.  40322 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Mathematics and Logic

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