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Natural philosophy. LICETI. De animarum rationalium...

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Natural philosophy. LICETI. De animarum rationalium...
  Natural philosophy. LICETI, Fortunio. De animarum rationalium immortalitate libri quatuor Aristotelis opinionem diligenter explicantes. Patauii, Apud Gasparem Criuellarium, 1629

Folio, mm. 325x220; Contemporary binding in full stiff parchment with fragments of ties, titles manuscripts to the back; pp. [24], 471, [29]; round and italic type, text in two columns; Title-page in red and black with the woodcut AuthorĀ?s device, portrait of the author engraved by Johann Troschel in the text, leave A5R. Signs of waterstain.

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Rare original edition. Important work of natural philosophy, which the author prefers define 'physiologia': using finely arguments of Aristotle, Liceti supports the idea of immortality of the personal human soul. Then he demolishes the conception of the soul of Alexander of Aphrodisias, and criticizes Pomponazzi, the most important exponent of the so-called Alexandrist School, who in De immortalitate animae had supported the doctrine of the mortality of individual souls. See: G. Ongaro, D.B.I., Vol. 65, 2005. The work is offered with a valid export license.