Pedro da Fonseca (philosopher)

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,
first edition published in Cologne, 1623


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

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  • 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)
  •   This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainHerbermann, Charles, ed. (1913). "Pedro da Fonseca". Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton Company.
  • (in French) Scholasticon, by Jacob Schmutz