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Author Lüthy, Christoph Herbert.

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

Imprint Amsterdam : Amsterdam University Press, ©2012.


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Description 1 online resource (225 pages) : illustrations.
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Series History of science and scholarship in the Netherlands, 1569-3481 ; vol. 13
History of science and scholarship in the Netherlands ; vol. 13. 1569-3481
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
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.
Note Print version record.
Language En.
Contents Ch. 1. Introducing Gorlæus -- ch. 2. Gorlæus' two treatises -- ch. 3. Gorlæus' life -- ch. 4. Gorlæus' place in the history of seventeenth-century thought.
Subject Gorlaeus, David, 1591-1612.
Gorlaeus, David, 1591-1612. (OCoLC)fst01951119
Physics -- History.
Philosophy -- History.
Science -- History.
Regional and national history.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Anthropology -- General.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Regional Studies.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Sociology -- General.
HISTORY -- Civilization.
HISTORY -- Essays.
HISTORY -- Reference.
HISTORY -- Social History.
HISTORY -- General.
Atomism. (OCoLC)fst00820644
Philosophy. (OCoLC)fst01060777
Physics. (OCoLC)fst01063025
Science. (OCoLC)fst01108176
Physical Sciences & Mathematics.
Physics - General.
Indexed Term History, geography, and auxiliary disciplines
Genre/Form History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version:Lüthy, Christoph Herbert. David Gorlæus (1591-1612). Amsterdam : Amsterdam University Press, ©2012 9789089644381 (OCoLC)796074276
ISBN 9789048516810 (electronic bk.)
9048516811 (electronic bk.)
9789048516803 (electronic bk.)
9048516803 (electronic bk.)
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AU@ 000051321485
DEBBG BV043103328
DEBBG BV044169102
DEBSZ 397402864
DEBSZ 429976364
GBVCP 1003708285
GBVCP 800008421
GBVCP 865742871
NZ1 14935608

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