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1.1. The term “logic,” coming from Gk. logos, has many meanings and is used in various ways. Even logicians dispute the subject matter and tasks of the discipline. When it is simply a matter of exactly following rules and principles, we do not have logic in the strict sense. Themes like “transcendental logic” in I. Kant (1724–1804; Kantianism; Transcendental Philosophy), really an epistemology, and the supposed logic of G. W. F. Hegel (1770–1831; Hegelianism) and German idealism (a kind of metaphysical speculation; Met…

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von Freytag Löringhoff, Bruno Baron, “Logic”, in: Encyclopedia of Christianity Online. Consulted online on 23 October 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2211-2685_eco_L511>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004169678, 20080512

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