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CARON, Jean-Charles-Félix.
Compendium institutionum philosophiae in quo de rhetorica et philosophia, tractatur. Ad usum candidatorum baccalureatus artiumque magisterii. Tomus primus [-secundus].
Paris: N.M. Tilliard, 1770. Two volumes, 8vo, pp. viii, 5-482; 361, [4] approbatio and privilege, [1] blank; with four folding plates after p. 352; woodcut headpieces; some spotting and marking, especially to start of volume one, but otherwise, aside from some light browning, clean and fresh; paper reinforcement to the fold in the plate depicting the system of Tycho Brahe, after old tear, with a loss of c. 1mm; in contemporary sheep, spine with raised bands tooled in gilt with morocco lettering-pieces; some wear, and slight loss to corner of upper board of volume one (possibly rodent-induced). Very uncommon guide, by the Parisian surgeon Jean-Charles-Félix Caron, to the philosophy student in the University of Paris needs to know in order to graduate first as bachelor and then as master of arts in the university. The work is essentially a kind of bluffer's guide: "there are people who, obliged to do their philosophy to pass their MA, can only devote themselves imperfectly to its study, as they are often distracted by other occupations, and who are, .by the end of their course, scarcely further advanced than they were at the start, no matter how good their tutor". As a medic, Caron knew this all too well; having spent his university time too much engaged with patients, he was granted remedial classes with the Abbé Lettrier, and it is his précis of these classes that he presents here.In fact, Caron's work draws heavily on Guillaume Guillier's Candidatus atrium, which had appeared in 1732, but the points of difference say much about the slow evolution of the syllabus into a r … [Click Below for Full Description]
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