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He lived in poverty until 1662, when he obtained a lectureship in logic at the
University of Leiden, where in 1665 he became professor extraordinary of
philosophy and ethics. Geulincx's major works include Quaestiones
Quodlibeticae (1653; ...
Between 1812 and 1816 he published Wissenschaft der Logik (Science of Logic)
, in which his system was first presented in what was essentially its ultimate
shape; this work earned him the professorship at the University of Heidelberg,
In 1905 (and again from 1918) Hilbert attempted to lay a firm foundation for
mathematics by proving consistency — that is, that finite steps of reasoning in
logic could not lead to a contradiction. But in 1931 the Aus- trian-U.S.
mathematician Kurt ...
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