Christoph von Sigwart
|Christoph von Sigwart|
Christoph von Sigwart
28 March 1830|
4 August 1904 (aged 74)|
The first volume of Sigwart's principal work, Logik, was published in 1873 and took an important place among contributions to logical theory in the late nineteenth century. In the preface to the first edition, Sigwart explains that he makes no attempt to appreciate the logical theories of his predecessors; he intended to construct a theory of logic, complete in itself.
The Logik represents the results of a long and careful study not only of German but also of English logicians. In 1895 an English translation by Helen Dendy was published in London. Chapter 5 of the second volume is especially interesting to English thinkers as it contains a profound examination of the induction theories of Francis Bacon, John Stuart Mill and David Hume. His Kleine Schriften contains valuable criticisms on Paracelsus and Giordano Bruno.
|“||No amount of failure in the attempt to subject the world of sensible experience to a thorough-going system of conceptions, and to bring all happenings back to cases of immutably valid law, is able to shake our faith in the rightness of our principles. We hold fast to our demand that even the greatest apparent confusion must sooner or later solve itself in transparent formulas.||”|
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- This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Sigwart, Christoph Wilhelm von". Encyclopædia Britannica. 25 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. pp. 83–84.