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Bolzano, Bernard
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(Oct 5, 1781, Prague – Dec 12, 1848, Prague) was the most important thinker of the “Bohemian Enlightenment.” He anticipated essential concepts and theories in the areas of logic, semantics, mathematics, epistemology, and natural philosophy. Bolzano's major works are the Lehrbuch der Religionswissenschaft (RW, 1834), Wissenschaftslehre (WL, 837), and the posthumous Grōßenlehre, in which his chief concerns consisted in bringing all of contemporary mathematics into agreement with the conceptual construction of epistemology. From 1791…

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Berg, Jan, “Bolzano, Bernard”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 27 November 2021 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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