Henricus Regius

[Revised entry by Desmond Clarke on April 20, 2015. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Henricus Regius (in Dutch: Hendrik de Roy) may be recognised today primarily as one of Descartes'
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[Revised entry by Desmond Clarke on April 20, 2015. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Henricus Regius (in Dutch: Hendrik de Roy) may be recognised today primarily as one of Descartes' correspondents. However, he was also the author of a textbook of natural philosophy, Fundamenta physices (1646), which offered a significant alternative to Cartesian epistemology and metaphysics. His correspondence with Descartes, and his simultaneous controversy with G. Voetius during the 1640s, reflected Regius' efforts to establish his intellectual independence...

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