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By Ulrich G. Leinsle (auth.), Theo Verbeek (eds.)

During this publication twelve striking historians of early smooth philosophy adopt a examine of the philosophy of Johannes Clauberg (1622-1665). Clauberg was once not just one of the first fans of Descartes (whose philosophy he taught from 1650 in Herborn and from 1652 till the top of his existence in Duisburg) but in addition guaranteed its survival as an instructional philosophy by means of giving it a extra conventional and extra didactic expression. a primary team of articles bargains with Clauberg's early metaphysics because it chanced on its expression in his Ontosophia of 1646 (republished with very enormous alterations in 1664), how it used to be motivated by way of Comenius (Leinsle), its relation to Malebranche (Bardout) and Wolff (École) and how during which it illustrates the problems of a Cartesian ontology generally (Carraud). A moment workforce of articles bargains with difficulties of information: wisdom of God (Goudriaan), perceptual wisdom (Spruit) and causality (Pätzold). There also are articles on Clauberg's curious try and deal philosophically with the etymology of the German language (Weber), Clauberg as a instructor of Descartes' Principia (Verbeek), Clauberg's notion of corporeal substance (Mercer), and Clauberg's relation to later, extra radical advancements in Cartesian philosophy, specifically in Lodewijk Meyer (Albrecht). the amount is finished through a biographical advent and a brief name bibliography of Clauberg's works, which permits an appreciation of Clauberg's lasting overseas effect. it's the first examine in this scale of 1 of the main influential philosophers of the 17th century.

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