Sigwart, Christoph von

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Sigwart, Christoph von Gender: M
Christoph Eberhard Philipp Sigwart
born on 28 March 1830 at 15:30 (= 3:30 PM )
Place Tübingen, Germany, 48n31, 9e02
Timezone LMT m9e02 (is local mean time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 07°26' s_mo.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif 03°17 Asc.s_vircol.18.gif 06°40'

Christoph von Sigwart


German philosopher and logician, the first volume of whose principal work, Logik, was published in 1873. It 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.

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 (1881) contains valuable criticisms on Paracelsus and Giordano Bruno.

He was the son of philosopher Heinrich Christoph Wilhelm Sigwart (31 August 1789 – 16 November 1844). Christoph von Sigwart died on 4 August 1904 at age 74 in Tübingen.

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Source Notes

Sy Scholfield provided Lutheran Church birth and baptism registry entry (1830, no. 58): "28 März Nachm 3½." (28 March, 3:30 pm).


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