Port Royal Logic

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[Revised entry by Alan Nelson and Jill Buroker on May 12, 2022.
Changes to: Main text, Bibliography]
La Logique ou l’art de penser (Logic, or the Art of Thinking) is better known as the Port-Royal Logic (hereinafter Logic). It was one of the most influential pieces of philosophy written in the early modern period. This influence took two main forms. It was in many ways the most widely read text in formal logic from Aristotle to the end of the nineteenth century. It emphasized general principles of careful thinking over the memorization of complicated formal rules found in traditional texts….

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