Paolo da Pergola

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Paolo da Pergola (died 1455, in Venice) was an Italian humanist philosopher, mathematician and logician. He was a pupil of Paul of Venice.: He became the first publicly paid lecturer in philosophy in Venice, where he was officially honored in a public ceremony. In 1448, he was offered a bishopric, which he refused, and at the end of his life he accepted the administration of the Church of Saint John Almoner.

His most important work was probably De sensu composito et diviso.Printed by 1494; it shares a title with a work of William of Heytesbury.Compendium logicae printed by Erhard Ratdolt in 1481; later in Venice as Compendium logicae; De sensu composito et diviso (1498); as Logica Magistri Pauli Pergolensis. 1510.. His Dubia was printed in 1477.

He taught at the Scuola di Rialto from 1421 to 1454. He was teacher and friend of the glassmaker Antonio Barovier.

There is a memorial to him in San Giovanni Elemosinario, Venice.


  • Logica ; and, Tractatus de sensu composito et diviso by Paolo della Pergola, edited by Mary Anthony Brown, Saint Bonaventure, New York: Franciscan Institute, 1961.


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