Wynpersse, Dionysius van den
Institutiones metaphysicae […] — Leyden 1789400 €
Institutiones metaphysicae, in usum academicum conscriptae. Editio tertia. – Leyden, Luchtmans, 1789.
8vo. (6) leaves, 375 p. Contemporary calf, spine richly gilt, morocco label.
¶ From Dictionary of 17th & 18th century Dutch philosophers: “D. van de Wijnpersse [1724-1808], one of the most influential philosophers in The Netherlands during the second half of the 18th century … 1752 appointed professor of Philosophy at Groningen … In 1769 he was appointed in Leiden … Apparently [he] was convinced of the necessary tie between natural philosophy and metaphysics … at the end of his live he wrote a critique of Kant … [Besides logic] Metaphysics is the other basic philosophical discipline, for it is the foundation of human certainty and of proof, examining the general conditions of things. Its simple truths are presupposed in all the sciences…” (II, 1075f.)