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Christoph von Sigwart

German philosopher
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Occupation Philosopher Educator
Country Germany
Date of birth Tübingen
Date of death Aug 04, 1904 Tübingen
Authority Library of congress id ISNI id Openlibrary id VIAF id
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Christoph von Sigwart (28 March 1830 – 4 August 1904) was a German philosopher and logician. He was the son of philosopher Heinrich Christoph Wilhelm Sigwart (August 31, 1789 - November 16, 1844).


After a course of philosophy and theology, he became professor at Blaubeuren (1859), and eventually at Tübingen, in 1865. The first volume of his principal work, Logik, was published in 1873 and took an important place among contributions to logical theory in the late nineteenth century. In the preface to the first edition, Sigwart explains that he makes no attempt to appreciate the logical theories of his predecessors; he intended to construct a theory of logic, complete in itself.

The Logik represents the results of a long and careful study not only of German but also of English logicians. In 1895 an English translation by Helen Dendy was published in London. Chapter 5 of the second volume is especially interesting to English thinkers as it contains a profound examination of the Induction theories of Francis Bacon, John Stuart Mill and David Hume. His Kleine Schriften contains valuable criticisms on Paracelsus and Giordano Bruno.



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