Snellius, Arminius's old patron, now removed to Leiden, expounded the Ramist philosophy, and did his best to start his students on the search after truth, unimpeded by the authority of Aristotle.
In 1582 he went to Geneva, studied there awhile under Theodore Beza, but had soon, owing to his active advocacy of the Ramist philosophy, to remove to Basel.
It provided also a substitute for either the Aristotelian or the Ramist logic, which was an additional element in its favour.
Too Ramist,' when the interest in scholastic issues was fading, to bring his original ideas to a successful market.
The second book, which contains the review of Aristotle's dialectic or logic, is throughout Ramist in tone and method.
The whole doctrine of judgment, syllogism and method is a mixture of Aristotelian and Ramist notions.