By Lambert van Velthuysen, 1622-1685 (author) ; Malcolm de Mowbray (Editor and translator), Catherine Secretan (introduction)
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Introduction 15 Hobbes’s printed work was therefore widely available to the Dutch public, who seem to have shown a certain amount of interest in the English philosopher’s ideas from an early stage. 41 Problems with censorship only came about later on, for Leviathan was only banned in 1674, by the same Court of Holland bill that forbade Spinoza’s Tractatus theologico-politicus, Frans Kuyper’s Bibliotheca Fratrum Polonorum (a collection of Socinian texts), and Lodewijk Meyer’s Philosophia S. 42 By 1651, when Van Velthuysen was engaged in his defence of De Cive, the debate had still only given rise to two real controversies in scholarly circles.
26 [Lambert van Velthuysen], Bewys, Dat het gevoelen van die geenen, die leeren der Sonne Stilstandt, En des Aertrycks Beweging niet strydich is met Godts Woort (1655). 24 introduction 11 sacred texts. While the Bible’s authority is absolute, it is the meaning and not the letter that is authoritative. ) must be taken into account. In the long ‘Proof from Holy Scripture’ published as an annexe to the first edition of the Epistolica dissertatio, Van Velthuysen provides several examples in which this method is applied: … for words of this kind that declare such a wish, just as all others in use among men, should be judged according to their circumstances.
The theme of his writing is narrowly defined, all the more so considering that before he even begins 53 René Descartes, The Philosophical Writings of Descartes, ed. John Cottingham, Robert Stoothoff, Dugald Murdoch and Anthony Kenny, 3 vols (Cambridge, 1985–1991), vol. 3, p. 231; Oeuvres de Descartes, vol. 4, p. 67. bre. Elle me dona beaucoup de joye: car j’étois bien en peine de vous. Mr. ), The Correspondence of Thomas Hobbes, 2 vols (Oxford, 1994), vol. 1, pp. ) François Bonneau, sieur du Verdus, was the author of the second translation into French of De Cive, published in 1660 under the title Les Elemens de la politique.