Bolzano's Logic

[Revised entry by Jan Šebestik on March 11, 2016. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Bernard Bolzano (1781 - 1848), of Italian-German origin, was born and died in Prague. He spent his entire life
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[Revised entry by Jan Šebestik on March 11, 2016. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Bernard Bolzano (1781 - 1848), of Italian-German origin, was born and died in Prague. He spent his entire life in Bohemia (today part of the Czech Republic), which remained part of the Austrian Empire until 1918. He studied philosophy, mathematics and theology and became a Catholic priest and professor of the science of religion at the University of Prague. He devoted his life to the reform of the backward semi-feudal Austrian society and of the a priori sciences: logic, mathematics and theology. Because of his unorthodox views on the constitution and the government, he was removed in 1819...

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