Arnold Geulincx

Arnold Geulincx geboren 31 jan 1624-overl. nov 1669. (Vlaanderen) Hij was een van de volgers van Descartes.Geulincx probeerde de Cartesiaanse filosofie verder uit te werken. Volgens Samule Beckett is Geulincx belangrijk door zijn nadruk op demachteloosheid en onkunde van de mens. Hij werd in Leuven ontslagen en trok daarna naar Leiden waar hij weer hoogleraar werd. Hij werd beschouwd als spinozist.

Arnold Geulincx (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈɣøːlɪŋks]; 31 January 1624 – November 1669) was a Flemish philosopher. He was one of the followers of René Descartes who tried to work out more detailed versions of a generally Cartesian philosophy. Samuel Beckett cited Geulincx as a key influence and interlocutor because of Geulincx’s emphasis on the powerlessness and ignorance of the human condition. He lost his post in 1658, possibly for religious reasons, or (as has been suggested) a combination of unpopular views and his marriage in that year. Geulincx then moved north to the University of Leiden and converted to Calvinism.

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