1743 · Genevae:
Christian Wolff (1679–1754) [aka Christian von Wolfius], a native of A native of Breslau (Bratislava), a professor at Leipzig and Halle, "was a Rationalist philosopher of the German Enlightenment. His corpus includes over 26 titles, spanning more than 42 quarto volumes, with contributions primarily in the areas of mathematics and philosophy. He is often regarded as the central historical figure who links the philosophical systems of Leibniz and Kant. Although Wolff's influence was largely isolated to German schools and universities during and shortly after his lifetime, he did receive some international acclaim. He was a nonresident member of all four major European scientific academies: the Royal Society of London in 1709; the Berlin Academy in 1711; the St Petersburg Academy in 1725; and the Paris Academy in 1733. To his credit, he is the first philosopher recognized to furnish Germans with a complete system of philosophy in their own language (Beck 1969, 274)." – SEP.
PROVENANCE: Dr. J.C.H. Gebauer of Hamburg, was author/contributor with J. Lohser, Ikonograph: ein neuerfundenes Zeichman-Instrument, in seinen Zwecte dem Pantographen ahnlich; Dr. J. C. W. Gebauer's Auflösungsmethode biquadratischer Gleichungen, Hamburg: in Commission in der Herold'schen Buchhandlung, 1832. See: Christian Daniel Beck, Allgemeines Repertorium der neuesten in- und ausländischen Literatur für 1827, Volume 1827, Issue 2, p. 433.
See: "Wolff" by Matt Hettche in the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy [SEP]. (Inventory #: S13127)