De multum nobili & prima universali scientia quod nihil scitur: Deque literarum pereuntium agone, eiusque causis, libelli singulares duo, à multis desiderati, arguendae sciolorum iactantiae, literataeque scientiae, si quod metuitur, deliquio refocillando, in lucem coniunctim reproducti.
(16 x 10 cm). 189 (3 (2w)) S. Moderner Halbpergamentband im Stil der Zeit.
Frankfurt, Berner, 1618.
Zweite Ausgabe seines erstmals 1581 erschienenen philosophischen Hauptwerkes, erweitert um "De litteris pereuntibus libellus" von Maturinus Simonius. - Sánches (1552-1632) "was one of the first to develop a full system criticizing the scholastic philosophy... Together with his contemporaries... he represented the new school of philosophic scepticism, particularly in regard to the natural sciences. Though recognizing the importance of Aristotle as a natural scientist, Sanchez opposed uncritical acceptance of his views and the prevalent unquestioning belief in his authority in philosophical and scientific thought. He taught that knowledge cannot be reached through the syllogistic method of reasoning employed by the scholastic philosophers; based as it was on certain arbitrary definitions, the validity of which Sanchez considered to be doubtful... Even though his influence was perhaps more negative through criticism than positive through creating a new system, his work together with that of some of his contemporaries paved the way for the system created by Descartes. His views were also taken up by Bacon and later by the rationalist philosophers and scientists of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries" (PMM). - In "De litteris pereuntibus libellus" behandelt der Verfasser Blüte und Verfall der Wissenschaften von der griechischen Antike bis zur Gegenwart. - Titel mehrfach gestempelt. Durchgängig etwas gebräunt bzw. braunfleckig. Vereinzelt mit Anstreichungen von alter Hand. Wenige Blätter mit geringer Wurmspur und minimalem Buchstabenverlust. Trotz der Mängel insgesamt gut erhalten. - Ziegenfuß II, 407; VD17 23:273853W; Thorndike VI, 560 ff.; vgl. PMM 96 (EA)