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dc.contributor.authorLüthy, Christoph
dc.date.accessioned2019-12-10 14:46:32
dc.date.accessioned2020-04-01T15:19:13Z
dc.date.available2020-04-01T15:19:13Z
dc.date.issued2012
dc.identifier419090
dc.identifier.urihttp://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/34527
dc.description.abstractWhen 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. Christoph Lüthy is professor of the history of philosophy and science at Radboud University Nijmegen, the Netherlands.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::H Humanities::HB History
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::H Humanities::HB History::HBJ Regional & national history
dc.subject.othergeschiedenis
dc.subject.otherhistory, geography, and auxiliary disciplines
dc.subject.othergeschiedenis
dc.subject.otherhistory
dc.subject.othergeography
dc.subject.otherand auxiliary disciplines
dc.subject.otherAtomism
dc.subject.otherConrad Vorstius
dc.subject.otherDavid van Goorle
dc.subject.otherGod
dc.subject.otherMetaphysics
dc.subject.otherRené Descartes
dc.titleDavid Gorlaeus (1591-1612)
dc.title.alternativeAn Enigmatic Figure in the History of Philosophy and Science
dc.typebook
oapen.abstract.otherlanguageToen David Gorlaeus (1591-1612) op 21-jarige leeftijd overleed, liet hij twee baanbrekende manuscripten na. De postuum gepubliceerde werken hadden een grote invloed op het wetenschappelijk denken in de zeventiende eeuw. Doordat Gorlaeus’ identiteit onbekend was, ontstonden al snel zeer uiteenlopende interpretaties van de publicaties. Lezers uit de zeventiende eeuw dachten met een anti-aristotelische denker en een voorloper van Descartes van doen te hebben. Twintigste-eeuwse historici schilderden hem af als een atomist, natuurwetenschapper en zelfs als chemicus. Gorlaeus was echter 'slechts' beginnend theologiestudent en zijn werk bevindt zich op het kruispunt van filosofie, de ontluikende natuurwetenschappen en theologie. Christoph Lüthy beoogt met dit boek inzicht te geven in de familieomstandigheden van Gorlaeus, zijn opleiding aan de universiteit van Franeker en Leiden en de historische context waarin hij zijn werk schreef. Ten slotte probeert Lüthy te bepalen welke plaats Gorlaeus’ werken innemen in de geschiedenis van de Nederlandse filosofie en wat hun invloed was op de ontwikkelingen in filosofie en wetenschap.
oapen.identifier.doi10.5117/9789089644381
oapen.relation.isPublishedBydd3d1a33-0ac2-4cfe-a101-355ae1bd857a
virtual.oapen_relation_isPublishedBy.publisher_nameAmsterdam University Press
virtual.oapen_relation_isPublishedBy.publisher_websitehttps://www.aup.nl/
oapen.relation.isFundedByda087c60-8432-4f58-b2dd-747fc1a60025
virtual.oapen_relation_isFundedBy.grantor_nameNederlandse Organisatie voor Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek
oapen.collectionDutch Research Council (NWO)
oapen.pages226
oapen.remark.publicRelevant Wikipedia pages: Atomism - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atomism; Conrad Vorstius - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conrad_Vorstius; David van Goorle - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_van_Goorle; God - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/God; Metaphysics - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metaphysics; René Descartes - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ren%C3%A9_Descartes


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