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Bolzano's Logical System$
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Ettore Casari

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780198788294

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2017

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198788294.001.0001

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Inferences

Inferences

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(p.173) 5 Inferences
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Bolzano's Logical System
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Ettore Casari

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198788294.003.0005

In this chapter, the Bolzanian system of inferences, i.e. of propositions asserting the subsistence of the relation of derivability among other propositions, is developed in detail. A particularly interesting and noteworthy trait of the method adopted by Bolzano in this treatment is that this method is not an axiomatic one, but proceeds as the production of a catalogue, ordered according to the old principle: from the simpler to the more complex.

Keywords:   inference, relation of derivability, catalogue, axiomatic method

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