Erhard Weigel's Contributions to the Formation of Symbolic Logic
The aspects of Erhard Weigel's Analysis Aristotelica ex Euclide restituta (1658) that foreshadowed and helped form some characteristics of symbolic logic are highlighted: first, the idea of a pure form of a logical syllogism or of a mathematical proof and, second, a tentative arithmetisation of some aspects of logic. Also, Weigel's emphasis on the role of symbols and figures in the process of mathematical proof is discussed.
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Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: Département d'Histoire,Université, Paris 8Saint-Denis, France
Publication date: February 1, 2013