Jakob Thomasius (1622–1684)
|Born||27 August 1622
|Died||9 September 1684
Leipzig, Electorate of Saxony
|Alma mater||University of Leipzig
(B.A., 1642; M.A., 1643)
|Institutions||University of Leipzig|
|Academic advisors||Friedrich Leibniz|
|Doctoral students||Otto Mencke|
|Other notable students||Gottfried Leibniz|
Jakob Thomasius (Latin: Jacobus Thomasius; 27 August 1622 – 9 September 1684) was a German academic philosopher and jurist. He is now regarded as an important founding figure in the scholarly study of the history of philosophy. His views were eclectic, and were taken up by his son Christian Thomasius.
Work [ edit ]
- According to Thomasius’ “Schediasma historicum” of 1665, from a theological point of view, philosophy needed to guarantee a clear separation of Creator from Creation, of God from Nature. It should thus only spring from Christian Aristotelianism, not from Stoicism or Neoplatonism.
He was the teacher of Gottfried Leibniz at the University of Leipzig, where Thomasius was professor of Rhetoric and Moral Philosophy, remaining a friend and correspondent, and has been described as Leibniz's mentor.
Bibliography [ edit ]
- Philosophia practica (1661)
- Schediasma historicum (1665)
- De foeminarum eruditione (1671) with Johannes Sauerbrei and Jacobus Smalcius
- Praefationes sub auspicia disputationum suarum (1681)
- Dissertationes ad stoicae philosophiae (1682)
- Orationes (1683)
Notes [ edit ]
- M. Mulsow, "Practices of Unmasking" Archived 2007-06-26 at the Wayback Machine, p. 5.
- Begley, Bartholomew (2018). "Naturalism and its political dangers: Jakob Thomasius against Spinoza's Theological-Political Treatise. A study and the translation of Thomasius' text". The Seventeenth Century: 1–22. doi:10.1080/0268117X.2018.1487876.
- Nadler, Steven (2011-10-09). A Book Forged in Hell: Spinoza's Scandalous Treatise and the Birth of the Secular Age. ISBN 9780691139890.
Further reading [ edit ]
- Richard Sachse, Das Tagebuch des Rectors Jakob Thomasius, Leipzig 1894.
[ edit ]
- Works by or about Jakob Thomasius at Internet Archive
- Mathematics Genealogy Project
- Thomasius' Neurotree profile
- "Jakob Thomasius". Biographisch-Bibliographisches Kirchenlexikon (BBKL) (in German).
- Jakob Thomasius in the German National Library catalogue
- Translation of Thomasius's critique of Spinoza
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