Pedro da Fonseca (philosopher)

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For the Portuguese cardinal of the same name, see Pedro da Fonseca (cardinal).
Institutionum Dialecticarum,
first edition published in Cologne, 1623

Pedro da Fonseca (Proença-a-Nova, 1528 – Lisbon, 4 November 1599) was a Portuguese Jesuit philosopher and theologian. His work on logic and metaphysics made him known in his time as the Portuguese Aristotle; he projected the 'Cursus Conimbricenses' realized by Manuel Góis and others.


  • Institutionum Dialecticarum. Lisbon: 1564.
  • Commentariorum in Libros Metaphysicorum Aristotelis. Rome: 1577.
  • Isagoge Philosophica. Lisbon: 1591.

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