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Bernard Bolzano

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[Revised entry by Edgar Morscher on December 11, 2018. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Bernard Bolzano (1781 - 1848) was a Catholic priest, a professor of the doctrine of Catholic religion at the Philosophical Faculty of the University of Prague, an outstanding mathematician and one of the greatest logicians or even (as some would have it) the greatest logician who lived in the long stretch of time between Leibniz and Frege. As far as logic is concerned, Bolzano anticipated almost exactly 100 years before Tarski and Carnap their semantic definitions of logical truth and logical consequence; and in...

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