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Marci Duncani philosophiae et med. D. Institutionis logicae libri quinque.

Author Duncan, Mark
Title Marci Duncani philosophiae et med. D. Institutionis logicae libri quinque.
Imprint Salmurii [Saumur]: Apud Isaacum Desbordes,
Date of Publication 1643
Language Latin
Notes Born possibly in London, the philosopher Mark Duncan (d. 1640) was of Scottish parentage and probably educated partly in Scotland. In 1606 he was appointed professor of philosophy and Greek at the French protestant university of Saumur, rising to the position of Regent. He also practised medicine and his renown as a medical practitioner was such that James VI/I offered him the post of physician in ordinary to the English court, but Duncan, having settled with his second wife in Saumur, did not wish to uproot his family. This philosophical textbook, dedicated to the founder of the Academy of Saumur Phillipe de Mornay (1549-1623), was printed first in 1612. It was drawn on in particular by the Dutch logician Franco Burgersdijk (1590-1635) in the composition of his own "Institutiones Logicae" (Leiden, 1632). This is the third edition of Duncan's "Institutiones Logicae"; all editions are scarce.
Shelfmark RB.s.2782
Acquired on 29/05/10
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