Paris, Chez Michel Le Petit (1671)
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Jacques Rohault (1618-1672) , a native of Amiens, was a member of libertine circles in Paris, including that of Cyrano de Bergerac ; he was also a friend of Molière. Defender of Cartesianism, a teacher of mathematics, he exerted tremendous literary and scientific influence through his “public lectures” that he gave in his home once a week. In his last years Rohault was troubled by the political reaction to Cartesianism in France. In his work, "Entretiens sur la philosophie" (first printed in 1671) , Rohault tried to establish the importance of Cartesian interpretations to theology. His "Entretiens sur la philosophie" is "essentially a defense of Descartes, dealing with controversial topics such as the relation between Descartes and Aristotle, Descartes’ interpretation of the Eucharist and Descartes’ ideas on the animal soul. ” (Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy” p. 342) . The work was published without Rohault's consent from one of the copies then circulating "in secret" -- (see Dennis Des Chene, “Cartesian Science : Régis and Rohault” in : A Companion to Early Modern Philosophy, 2008) . ~~~ Of the first edition of 1671, OCLC lists only four copies in the U. S. (Stanford, Univ. Illinois, Univ. Michigan, and Queens College) .
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