Petrus Ramus

[Revised entry by Erland Sellberg on April 1, 2016. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] While Petrus Ramus (1515 - 1572) undoubtedly occupies an important place in the history of ideas, few
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[Revised entry by Erland Sellberg on April 1, 2016. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] While Petrus Ramus (1515 - 1572) undoubtedly occupies an important place in the history of ideas, few nowadays would consider him to be one of the most significant philosophers of his time. Yet in his day he gained an impressive number of followers and admirers, and his works influenced the curriculum of many European universities. According to scholars such as Walter J. Ong, Ramus' frequently reprinted books on logic "could in no real sense be considered an advance or even a reform" (Ong 1958: 5). Yet, it was mainly...

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