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Originally appearing in Volume V25, Page 84 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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CHRISTOPH WILHELM VON SIGWART (1789-1844), German philosopher, was born at Remmingsheim in Wurttemberg, and died in Stuttgart. He became professor of philosophy at Tubingen, and wrote numerous books on the history of philosophy:—Uber den Zusammenhang des Spinozismus mit der Cartesianischen Philosophic (1816) ; Handbuch zu Vorlesungen fiber die Logik (1818, 3rd ed., 1835); Der Spinozismus (1839); and Geschichte der Philosophic (1844). His son, CHRISTOPH VON SIGWART (1830-1894), after a course of philosophy and theology, became professor at Blaubeuren (18J9), and eventually at Tubingen, in 1865. His principal work, Logik, published in 1873, takes an important place among recent contributions to logical theory. In the preface to the first edition, Sigwart explains that he makes no attempt to appreciate the logical theories of his predecessors; his intention was to construct a theory of logic, complete in itself. It re-presents the results of a long and careful study not only of German but also of English logicians. In 1895 an English translation by Miss H. Dendy was published in London. Chapter v. of the second volume is especially interesting to English thinkers as containing a profound examination of the Induction theories of Bacon, J. S. Mill and Hume. Among his other works are Spinozas neu entdeckter Traktat von Gott, dem Menschen and dessen Gliickscligkeit (1866); Kleine Salmi/ten (1881); Vorfragen der Ethik (1886). The Kleine Schriften contains valuable criticisms on Paracelsus and Bruno.
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