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The Cartesian Semantics of the Port Royal Logic

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2020.06.23 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews John N. Martin, The Cartesian Semantics of the Port Royal Logic, Routledge, 2020, 241pp., $140.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780815370468. Reviewed by Eric Stencil, Utah Valley University La Logique ou l'art de penser, or as it is more well-known, the Port Royal Logic (hereafter: Logic), is an extremely influential logic text written by Antoine Arnauld and Pierre Nicole.[1] The Logic, first published in 1662, was revised numerous times, with the fifth and final version appearing in 1683. Despite the text's significance and influence, and the existence of a first-rate English translation by Jill Vance Buroker, it has received relatively little attention in English-language scholarship.[2] In his welcome new monograph, John N. Martin helps fill this sizable gap in the literature and offers the first English-language book devoted to the Logic. Martin's book is "a study of... Read More

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