Philosophia. Latin Manuscript Coursebook of Philosophy, 1728
Philosophia. Latin Manuscript Coursebook of Philosophy, 1728
Philosophia. Latin Manuscript Coursebook of Philosophy, 1728
Philosophia. Latin Manuscript Coursebook of Philosophy, 1728
Philosophia. Latin Manuscript Coursebook of Philosophy, 1728
Philosophia. Latin Manuscript Coursebook of Philosophy, 1728
Philosophia. Latin Manuscript Coursebook of Philosophy, 1728
Philosophia. Latin Manuscript Coursebook of Philosophy, 1728
Philosophia. Latin Manuscript Coursebook of Philosophy, 1728
Philosophia. Latin Manuscript Coursebook of Philosophy, 1728
Philosophia. Latin Manuscript Coursebook of Philosophy, 1728
Philosophia. Latin Manuscript Coursebook of Philosophy, 1728
Philosophia. Latin Manuscript Coursebook of Philosophy, 1728
Philosophia. Latin Manuscript Coursebook of Philosophy, 1728
Philosophia. Latin Manuscript Coursebook of Philosophy, 1728
Philosophia. Latin Manuscript Coursebook of Philosophy, 1728
Philosophia. Latin Manuscript Coursebook of Philosophy, 1728
Philosophia. Latin Manuscript Coursebook of Philosophy, 1728
Philosophia. Latin Manuscript Coursebook of Philosophy, 1728
Philosophia. Latin Manuscript Coursebook of Philosophy, 1728
Philosophia. Latin Manuscript Coursebook of Philosophy, 1728
Philosophia. Latin Manuscript Coursebook of Philosophy, 1728
Philosophia. Latin Manuscript Coursebook of Philosophy, 1728
Philosophia. Latin Manuscript Coursebook of Philosophy, 1728
Philosophia. Latin Manuscript Coursebook of Philosophy, 1728
Philosophia. Latin Manuscript Coursebook of Philosophy, 1728
Philosophia. Latin Manuscript Coursebook of Philosophy, 1728
Philosophia. Latin Manuscript Coursebook of Philosophy, 1728
Philosophia. Latin Manuscript Coursebook of Philosophy, 1728
Philosophia. Latin Manuscript Coursebook of Philosophy, 1728
Philosophia. Latin Manuscript Coursebook of Philosophy, 1728

Philosophia. Latin Manuscript Coursebook of Philosophy, 1728

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Title: Philosophia. Latin Manuscript Coursebook of Philosophy, 1728
Author: D. D. Lemonier
Condition: Good

An early 18th century Latin manuscript coursebook of philosophy, containing texts on metaphysics, logic, and more.

The title page is a printed title engraving from a Paris imprint, repurposed for this manuscript.

There are eight different diagrams bound in from another work, several being key examples to Aristotelian Logic. Diagrams include one of the 5 Universals, a Porphyrian Tree, Edmund Pourchot’s Arbor Purchotiana or Cartesiana, the Square of Opposition, a diagram of Figura propositionum aequipollentium negativarum, an Ontological Square, a diagram of syllogisms, and one more explaining syllogisms.

The Porphyrian Tree is a classic device for illustrating what is also called a "scale of being". The philosopher Porphyry presented Aristotle's classification of categories, later adapted into tree diagrams of two-way decisions, indicating that a species is defined by a genus and a differentia, with the logical process continuing until the lowest species is reached, which can no longer be so defined.

The Arbor Purchotiana or Cartesiana had a prolific presence in Catholic philosophy textbooks of the 18th century, which would explain its appearance in this manuscript. Seen in the diagram, God has found his place in a dead end of spirit. One finds him on the same level as the earth and the stars. Furthermore, the logical differences of the traditional Arbor have been turned into powers and chances

The Square of Opposition is a diagram representing the relations between the four basic categorical propositions, with Aristotle making the distinction between two oppositions: contradiction and contrariety.

The Ontological Square is a four-categorial diagram, similar to the Square of Opposition, but raises questions of how entities are grouped into categories and which of these entities exist on the most fundamental level.

One manuscript in quarto, 472 (Misnumbered as 474) pages

This manuscript is in good shape, with some rubbing and wear to the binding, and some leather lacking to the board edges. There is minor worming to the upper right margin of pages 94 to 132, affecting some of the page numbering, and initially appearing as very small wormhole from the beginning of the manuscript, not affecting any text. There is light scattered staining throughout.