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date: 21 September 2021

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This article explores the radical changes in the relationship between philosophy and the study of language in early modern Europe. It describes the context in which questions concerning language were approached in early modern Europe and outlines some aspects of the disciplines traditionally concerned with language, which include logic, grammar, and rhetoric. It discusses the views of language held by some of the most influential philosophers of the period including Francis Bacon, René Descartes, and Thomas Hobbes.

Keywords: philosophy, language, Europe, logic, grammar, rhetoric, Francis Bacon, René Descartes, Thomas Hobbes

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