Lipsiae: Augustus Martini, 1733. Ehrenfried Walther Von Tschirnhausens - Medicina Mentis Sive Artis Inveniendi Praecepta Generalia - 1733
Rare copy of this philosophical epistemological writing in Latin on questions of scientific method -
"Healing of the mind is a philosophia realis as opposed to verbal philosophia, a knowledge which is based on the thing and not just on the word. All knowledge is based on experience."
The part of the work with a distinct title, the Medicina corporis, is intended as an introduction to body consciousness in 12 rules, in opposition to the spiritual teaching -
Tschirnhausen studied mathematics, natural sciences and philosophy in Leiden, where he also came into contact with the greats of his time: Hyghens, Newton, Oldenburg, Spinoza and later in Berlin with Leibnitz. His considerations had a lasting influence on early Enlightenment such as Lambert and Christian Wolff.
He shares with Böttger the discovery of hard porcelain -
Ehrenfried Walther Von TschirnHausen - Medicina Mentis Sive Artis Inveniendi Praecepta Generalia - editio nova, auction et correction, cum Praefatione Autoris. Lipsiae, Apud Augustus Martini,1733
Correct condition of the binding, work in its period full brown leather, rubbing from use, scuffs on the back cover, rubbed corners, loose crowns, cracked joints, decorated spine with raised bands, some losses on the spine, red edges, gilt titling on morocco piece -
Good condition inside, browned pages, soiling, beautiful initials, marbled flyleaves, pretty vignettes on the title page, engravings in the text.
22 x 17 cm. Good. Item #58