By Han Van Ruler, Anthony Uhlmann, Martin Wilson
This new English variation of Arnold Geulincx Ethics is the 1st whole variation to seem in a latest language and comprises notes by means of the good Irish author Samuel Beckett, who indicated that Geulincx used to be a key effect on his works.
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58 As will become clear from Anthony Uhlmann’s essay further on in this volume, Samuel Beckett was equally struck by the imagery of Geulincx’ moral and metaphysical work. Others, however, judged it in very diﬀerent terms. The German lawyer and philosopher Christian Thomasius (1655–1728) profoundly distrusted the eﬀorts to derive a moral philosophy from Cartesian physics. 60 When Cornelis Verhoeven published Geulincx’ Van de Hooft-deuchden in a new Dutch edition in 58 Cornelis Verhoeven, Het axioma van Geulincx, Bilthoven: Ambo, 1973, 78.
62 David Hume, A Treatise of Human Nature I, 3, 14, ed. A. H. Nidditch, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1978, 160. 63 Arnold Geulincx, Metaphysica Vera, Part 3, ‘Tertia Scientia’, in Opera II, 188 and 288. Translations from Metaphysics, 97–98. 64 Geulincx, Metaphysica Vera, Part 3, ‘Tertia Scientia’, 3rd Annotation to p. 191, in Opera II, 290–291. Translations from Metaphysics, 104–105. introduction xl It is quite clear that Geulincx had written and rewritten his ﬁrst Treatise of Ethics in the 1660s in a continuous state of intellectual thrill.
HvR ON THIS EDITION How to present a posthumous work left unﬁnished at the time of the author’s death and reworked and re-edited by others? Recording Mozart’s Requiem in 1997, the Flemish conductor Philippe Herreweghe decided to stick to the Süßmayr version instead of following one of the various alternatives that had recently been presented by others. There are of course stylistic arguments for and against such a decision, as well as dilemmas of interpretation to be decided on historical grounds.
Arnold Geulincx: Ethics (Brill's Studies in Intellectual History) by Han Van Ruler, Anthony Uhlmann, Martin Wilson