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DE RERUM NATURA IUXTA PROPRIA PRINCIPIA. Libri IX. Ad illustrissimum et eccellentiss Don Ferdinanum Carrafam Nuceria Ducem
Apud Horatium Salvianum, 400 pp., Neapoli 1586 - "Bernardino Telesio (1509-1588) was an italian philosopher and natural scientist. While his natural theories were later disproven, his emphasis on observation made him the "first of the moderns" who eventually developed the scientific method. What is perhaps most striking about De rerum natura is Telesio's attempt to mechanize as much as possible. Telesio clearly strives to explain everything in terms of matter informed by hot and cold and to keep his arguments as simple as possible. When his discussions turn to human beings he introduces an instinct of self-preservation to account for their motivations. And when he discusses the human mind and its ability to reason in the abstract about immaterial and divine topics, he adds a soul. For without a soul, all thought, by his reasoning, would be limited to material things. This would make God unthinkable and clearly this was not the case, for observation proves that people think about God" (Wikipedia). Engraved illustration on title page. Bound in original vellum. Text in latin. === FILOSOFIA - CLASICOS === Folio [Attributes: Hard Cover]
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