Miscellanea Historiae Philosophiae Literariae Criticae: Olim Sparsim Edita Nunc Uno Fasce Collecta Multisque Accessionibus Aucta et Emendata a Iacobo Bruckero

By: Bruckero, Iacobo [Brucker, Jacob]

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Boards lightly soiled and stained. 1748 Hard Cover. [xvi], 608, [13] pp. 8vo. Vellum binding, hand lettered spine, sprinkled edges. An extensive history of philosophy, by the author whose five-volume Historia Critica Philosophiae formed the basis of William Enfield's The History of Philosophy, the first English language history of philosophy to treat thinkers beyond ancient history (Locke, Newton, Hobbes, Leibniz, Descartes, etc.). Brucker is known primarily for his massive Historia Critica Philosophiae (5 volumes, 1742-44 with an Appendix, 1767). Passmore calls that work the standard history of philosophy [in the 18th century], to which both Kant and the Encyclopaedists, for example, were very considerably indebted. (The Idea of a History of Philosophy in The Historiography of the History of Philosophy ('S-Gravenhage 1965). The present work contains 28 papers, divided into three sections: Historico-Philosophica (pp. 1-257); Historico-Literaria (pp. 258-552); and Philologico-Critica (pp. 553-608). The nine observations of the first part deal mainly with ancient philosophy, with papers on: number in Plato and Pythagorian philosophy (Brucker's dissertation); Pyrrhonism; Stoicism; the Alexandrian School, et al.; as well as Supplementa ad historiam de ideis exhibens (pp. 110-147), a supplement to Bruckers first book (1723). The second part opens (pp. 258-290) with a paper that contains the first printing of six letters from Leibniz to Spizel (Ravier 435). This section, many of whose subjects appear to have connections with Augsburg, also includes observations on Melanchthon's Hypotyposes theologicae (1521), sketches of the lives of Brucker's mentor, Philipp Jakob Crophius, the humanist Hieronymous Wolf, and his student David Hoeschel, as well as biographical sketches of several physicians. Osler 6614: B[ough]t 29.X.18 for the 3 medical lives [i.e. J. Martius, A.P. Gasser, and L. Schroeck]. To these three one might add a fourth, De Vita Matthiae Schenckii (pp. 334-351).

Title: Miscellanea Historiae Philosophiae Literariae Criticae: Olim Sparsim Edita Nunc Uno Fasce Collecta Multisque Accessionibus Aucta et Emendata a Iacobo Bruckero

Author: Bruckero, Iacobo [Brucker, Jacob]

Categories: Philosophy, 18th Century,

Publisher: ., Augustae Vindelicorum, Typis et Impensis Haeredum Ioannis Iacobi Lotteri: 1748

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Very Good

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