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Metaphysicae seu Primae philosophicae institutiones [bound with] Institutiones physicae.

Author Jack, Gilbert.
Title Metaphysicae seu Primae philosophicae institutiones [bound with] Institutiones physicae.
Imprint Schleusingen: Reiffenberg
Date of Publication 1638
Language Latin
Notes This bound volume contains two scarce early editions of works by the Scottish philosopher and physician Gilbert Jack (Jacchaeus) (1578-1628). Jack was born in Aberdeen and studied at the city's Marischal College; he went on to study on the Continent, first, from 1598, at the Lutheran University of Helmstadt and from 1601 at Herborn, where he was appointed professor extraordinarius. In 1603 he moved to the university at Leiden in the Netherlands, where he remained for the rest of his life, studying and teaching philosophy and physics. He became a friend of leading Dutch intellectuals such as Caspar Barlaeus, Hugo Grotius, and G. J. Vossius. Jack was an Aristotelian philosopher and these two textbooks were based on his interpretation of Aristotle's doctrines. "Primae philosophicae institutiones" drew on his philosophy lectures at Leiden and was first published in 1616. This particular edition was printed in the Thuringian town of Schleusingen for a publisher in the nearby university town of Jena. "Institutiones physicae" was first published in 1615, this is the third edition published in Amsterdam in 1644 by Elzevir.
Shelfmark RB.s.2830(1-2)
Reference Sources Oxford Dictionary of National Biography
Acquired on 02/12/11
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