Wynpersse, Samuel Joannes van den
Institutiones philosophiae moralis … — Leyden 1808400 €
Institutiones philosophiae moralis, in usum academicum conscriptae. – Leyden, du Saar, 1808.
8vo. VIII, 210 p., (1) leaf. Contemporary calf, spine and covers richly gilt, morocco label. A large paper copy. All edges gilt. Very beautiful copy.
¶ Son of Dionysius v. d. Wynpersse, lived 1759-1842, became professor of philosophy at Groningen in 1787. “Two years later he resigned to become minister in Amsterdam … When his ageeing father began to need help with his teaching duties” Samuel was appointed in Leiden. He supplemented his fathers textbooks with his own textbook on moral philosophy. “The manual is divided into a general and a specific part dealing with our duties to God, our mind, body, and our fellow men. Moral philosophy is defined as the science leading man to true perfection and is contrasted with anthropology, which deals with the human condition …” (quoted from Dictionary of 17th & 18th century Dutch philosophers).