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The Resource David Gorlæus (1591-1612) : an enigmatic figure in the history of philosophy and science, Christoph Lüthy

David Gorlæus (1591-1612) : an enigmatic figure in the history of philosophy and science, Christoph Lüthy

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David Gorlæus (1591-1612) : an enigmatic figure in the history of philosophy and science
Title
David Gorlæus (1591-1612)
Title remainder
an enigmatic figure in the history of philosophy and science
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Christoph Lüthy
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"When David Gorlaeus (1591-1612) passed away at 21 years of age, he left behind two highly innovative manuscripts. Once they were published, his work had a remarkable impact on the evolution of seventeenth-century thought. However, as his identity was unknown, divergent interpretations of their meaning quickly sprang up. Seventeenth-century readers understood him as an anti-Aristotelian thinker and as a precursor of Descartes. Twentieth-century historians depicted him as an atomist, natural scientist and even as a chemist. And yet, when Gorlaeus died, he was a beginning student in theology. His thought must in fact be placed at the intersection between philosophy, the nascent natural sciences, and theology. The aim of this book is to shed light on Gorlaeus' family circumstances, his education at Franeker and Leiden, and on the virulent Arminian crisis which provided the context within which his work was written. It also attempts to define Gorlaeus' place in the history of Dutch philosophy and to assess the influence that it exercised in the evolution of philosophy and science, and notably in early Cartesian circles."---Page [4] of cover
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Also published online through the online OAPEN library.
Biography type
individual biography
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DLC
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Lüthy, Christoph Herbert
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
History of science and scholarship in the Netherlands,
Series volume
v. 13
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Gorlaeus, David
  • Philosophers
  • Atomism
  • Physics
  • Philosophy
  • Religion and science
Label
David Gorlæus (1591-1612) : an enigmatic figure in the history of philosophy and science, Christoph Lüthy
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 195-215) and index
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volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
FIEb17316662
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
225 pages
Isbn
9789089644381
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • FIE
  • (DLC)17503836
  • (DLC)2012534003
  • (CaONFJC)cou21590800
  • (OCoLC)796074276
Label
David Gorlæus (1591-1612) : an enigmatic figure in the history of philosophy and science, Christoph Lüthy
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 195-215) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
FIEb17316662
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
225 pages
Isbn
9789089644381
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • FIE
  • (DLC)17503836
  • (DLC)2012534003
  • (CaONFJC)cou21590800
  • (OCoLC)796074276

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