If Valla and his early sixteenth-century followers remained aloof from Latin logic, Juan Luis Vives (1492-1540) did not. As a student in Paris and graduate of the Còllege of Montaigu, he studied logic under the leading Parisian thinkers of his day, namely, the Flemish logician Jean Dullaert and the mathematician Gaspar Lax. His distaste for scholastic “sophistry” is amply expressed in a letter dated 1519 to a fellow Spaniard, Juan Fortis.2 The letter was published in 1520

1 [C]onnxerunt ipsi sibi nescio quos vocabulorum signicatus contra omnem hominum conseutudinem et usum, ut tunc vicisse videantur cum non intelliguntur.