BARDILI Christopher—philosopher, b. May 28, 1761 in Blauburen (Württemberg), d. June 5, 1808 in Mergelstetten.

From 1790 to his death he was a professor in a gymnasium in Stuttgart. He was Schelling’s cousin. He published works on the history of philosophy, psychology, and practical philosophy. His most important works: seria Briefe über den Ursprung dr Metaphysik (Altona 1798—anonymous); Grundriss der ersten Logik, gereinigt von den Irrtümern bisherigen Logik, besonders der kantischen (St 1800); Briefwechsel über das Wesen der philosophie und das Unwesen der Spekulation (Mn 1804), and also several lesser works in psychology. Bardili engaged in polemics against the Kantian division into the subjective-phenomal world and the objective-noumenal world. Bardili stated that the objectivism of knowledge as assured by the very nature of the logical process and of pure thought, which in the infinite repeatability of its content reveals the universality (generality) and necessity that transcends the subject. Realism is therefore rational because a certain possibility of cognition is hidden in the logical structure of reality: cognition is objective insofar as it resorts to “types” that are analogous to Platonic ideas and that construct a law for reality and its representations.

Anna M. Zalewska

N. Hartmann, Die Philosophie des deutschen Idealismus, B 1923, I 34–43; F. Karsch, C. G. B. der Vertreter des logischen Realismus, Mb 1923; G. Graselli, La logica di C. G. B., Rivista di filosofia (1934), 130–141; M. Zahn, Fichter, Schellings und Hegels Auseinandersetzung mit dem “Logischen Realismus” C. G. B., Zeitschrift für philosophische Forschung (1965), 201‐203, 453–479; F. W. Garbeis, Bibliographie zu C. G. B., St-Bad Cannstatt 1979.

Anna M. Zalewska, Reet Otsason

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