[Autom. eng. transl.] Pierre-Daniel Huet (Caen 1630-Paris 1721) has been called an author "obscur, maize intéressant pour compléter l'étude des auteurs majeurs". However singular it may seem, the fact is that in the second half of the seventeenth century, whenever one deals with one of the so-called "great" authors who rightfully populate the pages of the manuals on the history of philosophy, there is an opportunity to come across Huet. Significant pole of a vast intertwining of cultural relations, his correspondence reflects the intellectual, philosophical and scholarly ferment like a mirror and restores to today's reader a privileged point of view that allows us to observe the figures of the "majors" in an unusual way: on all Descartes and Spinoza. The first part deals with the reception of Cartesian philosophy starting from the unpublished letters of André Graindorge to Huet. Some themes that emerge from Descartes's posthumous Homme are discussed. In the second part, through a sounding of the Huetian correspondence with some Dutch correspondents, the image of Spinoza is brought to light and some new aspects of the clandestine spread of Spinozism are brought to light.
|Translated title of the contribution||[Autom. eng. transl.] The room of mirrors. Descartes and Spinoza in the correspondence of Pierre-Daniel Huet|
|Publisher||Universitas Studiorum S.r.l. Casa Editrice|
|Number of pages||232|
|Publication status||Published - 2018|
- André Graindorge
- Pierre-Daniel Huet