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Pedro da Fonseca (philosopher)

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Pedro da Fonseca (philosopher)

Institutionum Dialecticarum,
first edition published in Cologne, 1623

Pedro da Fonseca (Proença-a-Nova, 1528 – Lisbon, 4 November 1599) was a Portuguese Jesuit philosopher and theologian. His work on logic and metaphysics made him known in his time as the Portuguese Aristotle; he projected the 'Cursus Conimbricenses' realized by Manuel Góis and others.


  • Institutionum Dialecticarum. Lisbon: 1564.
  • Commentariorum in Libros Metaphysicorum Aristotelis. Rome: 1577.
  • Isagoge Philosophica. Lisbon: 1591.

See also

External links

  • Pedro da Fonseca’s Isagoge Philosophica and the Predicables from Boethius to the Lovanienses João Madeira
  • The Birth of Ontology. A selection of Ontologists from 1560 to 1770
  • Page on Instituto Camões (pt)
  • Entry on Catholic Encyclopedia
  • (French) Scholasticon, by Jacob Schmutz

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