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Title: Gallia Orientalis sive Gallorum qui linguam Hebraeam vel alias Orientales excoluerunt vitae. Variis hinc inde praesidiis adornmatae, Labore & studio Pauli Colomesii Rupellensis. B.u.w. 2) E.W. von TSCHIRNHAUS), Medicina Mentis, sive Tentamen genuinae Logicae, in qua differitur de methodo detegendi incognitas veritates. AND 3) IDEM, Medicina Corporis, seu cogitationes admodum probabiles de conservanda Sanitate.
Description: Hage-Comitis; Amstelaedami; Amsterodami, Ex Typographia Adriani Vlacq; Apud Albertum Magnum, & Joannem Rieuwerts Juniorem; Apud Albertum Magnum, & Johannem Rieuwertz. Jioniorem, 1665. - 1687, 1686. 3 vols. in 1. 4to. Cont. full overlapping vellum, w. on upper cover supralibros 'BFVL'. Both the Tschirnhaus items w. identical woodc. vignette on title ['Omnibus']. Tschirnhaus w. 57 textills., of which 53 in woodcut and 4 engrs. [)(4, A-Z4, 2A-2L4; 2) *4, **4, A-Z4, 2A-2E4; *2, A-G4, H2]. (VIII, 272 pp.; XVI, 224 pp.; IV, 59, I (errata) pp.). (Throughout some quires browned and foxed, in the Tschirnhaus more visibly so). (printed title of Colomesius w. collector's stamp 'S.W.' & verso title an oval woodcut heraldic emblem 'B.F.H.V.L.'; Corner of upper free endp. cut off; printed title & half title Tschirnhaus w. early 18th c. (owner's) inscr. in ink.). (All edges speckled blue.). ADB, p. 722: 'Die 'Medicina Mentis' ist eine von Descartes und Spinoza stark beeinflusste erkenntnistheoretische Schrift. Sie enthält grössere mathematische Abschnitte.- 'Tschirnhaus gehört zu den hervorragendsten deutsche Mathematikern und Philosophen des 17. Jahrhunderts.': Biogr. Univ. III, 134: C. was a French protestant scholar. This work gives an introduction to French authors and works on Hebrew and oriental languages: The entries provide short biographical sketches or vitae, and testimonials by other scholars on the lives and writings. Colomesius compiled a similar work on the orientalists of Spain and Italy: The Tschirnhaus item following the Collomesius is a rare Spinozana, here in its first edition.: DSB vol. XIII, pp. 479 - 481: Ehrenfried Walther Tschirnhaus, 1651 - 1708,maths, physics and philosophy. 'In the autumn of 1668 he enrolled at the University of Leyden ... the most profound influence on him in these years, ... was that of Descartes's philosophy and mathematics, to which he was introduced in private instruction by Pieter van Schooten. ... he was introduced by his school friend Pieter van Gent to Spinoza, whose teachings he immediately adopted. With a letter of recommendation from Spinoza, he went to London in 1675... Leibniz introduced Tschirnhaus to Clerselier, who had custody of Descartes's papers and allowed him to look through unpublished manuscripts. ... While continuing his mathematical research Tschirnhaus constructed effective circular and parabolic mirriors, ... he also made burning lasses, though not without flaws .. [Tschirnhaus] was unwilling to accept suggestions directly from other mathematicians, although he would later adopt them as his own inventions... This tactic led to bitter controversies with Leibniz, Huygens, La Hire and JakbI and Johann I Bernouilli; and it ultimately cost him his scientific reputation. [one of the disputes was provoked] ... by an incorrect method of finding tangents to curves generated by the motion of a drawing pencil within a system of taut threads. The method appeared in A MAJOR WORK OF CONSIDERABLE PHILOSOPHICAL IMPORTANCE, 'Medicina corporis et mentis (1686-1687), which was influential in the early stages of the Enlightenment. '... Tschirnhaus's achievements - ... - were far more significant than the average contribution made by university teachers of science during his lifetime.': Roller & Goodman, vol. II, p. 514: Catalogus Boekerij 'Het Spinozahuis', items 324, 323: comp. Waller 9702: Smith, History of maths., vol. I, p. 417: Cantor, vol. III, p. 107: See Hertzberger, Wolf collection (Cat. 150), item 732: 'Extremely scarce and unknown to van der Linde. Von Tschirnhaus (born 1651) one of Spinoza's visitors and correspondents was largely influenced by his ideas. It was v. Tschirnhaus who introduced Leibniz to Spinoza's philosophy and thus caused the meeting between the two philosophers. ...': See Wim Klever, Mannen rond Spinoza (Hilversum, 1997, Verloren), Ch. 9, pp. 165 - 186 'De Geneeskracht van de natuurkunde volgens Tschirnhaus'. 'Tschirnhaus... gold in Duitsland als een figuur van de vroege verlichting. Ik heb er reeds op gewezen dat dit een onvergeeflijke onderschatting is van zijn betekenis, te wijten aan onbekendheid met en onbegrip van zijn hoofdwerk,. In Holland, zijn tweede vaderland, waarin zijn hoofdwerk geconcipieerd, geschreven en gepubliceerd werd. ligt dat anders. Hier was hij bekend en werd hij gewaardeerd en gevreesd als een lid van de bende rond Spinoza. Dat was hij ook volop, ...':

Keywords: Hebraica literature hebraica language Toon Cartesianism

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