A Letter on the Principles of Justness and Decency, by Lambert van Velthuysen, 1622-1685 (author) ; Malcolm de

By Lambert van Velthuysen, 1622-1685 (author) ; Malcolm de Mowbray (Editor and translator), Catherine Secretan (introduction)

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25 below). Lodewijk Meyer, La Philosophie interprète de l’ Ecriture sainte. Traduction du Latin, notes et présentation par Jacqueline Lagrée et Pierre-François Moreau (Paris, 1988), p. 27. The original text was published as [Lodewijk Meyer], Philosophia S. Scripturae interpres; exercitatio paradoxa, in qua veram philosophiam infallibilem s. literas interpretandi normam esse, apodictice demonstratur, et discrepantes ab hac sententiae expenduntur, ac refelluntur (Eleutheropoli [Amsterdam], 1666).

Cui in fine adjuncta est oratio panegyrica de utilitate, necessitate & antiquitate scholarum (Herborn, 1603). 18 introduction debate in the form of an exchange of letters was a commonly used rhetorical device; one that, naturally, by no means presupposed the existence of an actual recipient. Nevertheless, one possibility is that it could be Descartes, since the ‘list of absurdities that seemed to follow from the principles of the learned Mr. Hobbes’, which constituted the point of departure for this response, could be likened to the sentiment expressed by Descartes in a letter addressed to an unnamed Jesuit in 1643.

Cicero, On Duties, ed. T. M. Atkins (Cambridge, 1991), p. ) 58 Hugo Grotius, The Rights of War and Peace, Book I, edited and with an Introduction by Richard Tuck, from the Edition by Jean Barbeyrac (Indianapolis, 2005), p. 38. 59 This is one of the points on which the German jurist and philosopher Samuel Pufendorf (1632–1684) disagreed with Van Velthuysen. Indeed, both authors had read and commented upon each other; see Manuela Scribano, Da Descartes a Spinoza. Percorsi della teologia razionale nel Seicento (Milan, 1988), pp.

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