Specialist philosophy periodicals first appeared in the early-18th century, with Germany publishing "Acta Philosophorum". Published in Halle and edited by Heumann, this journal reflected the developments taking place in German intellectual life. In tone and content it embodies the era's growing enthusiasm and interest in all matters relating to both the history and the developments in philosophy. It forms a document not only of Germany's intellectual prgress but also of the earliest steps of the Enlightenment. The articles in "Acta Philosophorum" cover ancient philosophy as well as discussion of the issues of the day and summaries of major philosophical works. With a broad European focus, contents include a description of the life of Locke, and discussions of Thomas Burnet, Bruno, Galileo and Stanley's "History of Philosophy". Orginally appearing in 18 parts, the journal includes several fold-out tables and engraved portraits, and is indexed by author and subject. This document of pre-Kantian philosophy and the German Enlightenment is available as an historical resource for libraries.
On the function and meaning of philosophy; the life of Plotinus by Porphyry; on the origin and development of philosophy; discussion of Diogenes Laertius's lives of the philosophers; writings by and about Pythagorus; discussion of Stanley's "History of Philosophy"; stories of Hippocrates and Democritus; catalogue of writings on the philosophy of the Stoics; on the philosophy of the Patricians; on the Platonic community of women; discussion of Christian Huygens' "Cosmosthereos"; Aesop and the "Fables" discussion of Giordano Bruno's "de Innumerabilibus"; Immenso and Infigurabili; life of Locke; discussion of Georg Horn's "Historiae Philosophicae"; catalogue of writings on foreign philosophy; Catholic philosophy; Bruno on aetheism; philosophy of Ancient Egypt; sayings of Aristotle; on the everlasting importance of Plato; life of Galileo; on the archaeological philosophy of Thomas Burnet; life of Thomas Burnet; philosophy of the Hebrews; report on the first German logic; manuscript fragments from the history of Pufendorf. (Part contents)
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