Logic in the British Isles During the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries

  • Marco SgarbiEmail author
Part of the Studies in History and Philosophy of Science book series (AUST, volume 32)


After two centuries of intense creativity of the terministic logic and of the calculatores in Oxford, which had a great success and impact all over Europe, and most of all in Italy, the philosophical culture in the British Isles underwent a period of severe crisis and decline, which lasted throughout the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries. Schmitt has stated that ‘the picture that emerges from a consideration of the philosophical and scientific culture of England during the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries is one of a steady decline from the position held during the fourteenth century’, while Ashworth has concluded that ‘the intellectual life at Oxford and Cambridge in the fifteenth century was somewhat sluggish … there seems to be no record of any original writing on logical subjects until the mid-sixteenth century’.


Sixteenth Century British Isle Fifteenth Century Aristotelian Logic Aristotelian Tradition 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.MantovaItaly

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