Adriaan Koerbagh, friend of Spinoza, has a place in the clandestine philosophical literature. His two works, both of 1668, Een Bloemhof van allerley lieflijkheyd sonder verdriet and Een ligt schynende in duystere plaatsen, have the shape of a printed clandestine treatise. Concerning the content, we can find a critique of metaphysics and of religion, a philosophical naturalism and the anti-hierarchical idea of universal equality and freedom. The most eminent difference with the clandestine literature although is: Koerbagh has exclusively written in Dutch and his aim was to reach with his message a large public. In this article I illustrate this particular condition between underground and public sphere by an analysis of some examples chosen in the two mentioned works.
|Number of pages||16|
|Journal||La Lettre Clandestine|
|Volume||Spinoza et la littérature philosophique clandestine|
|Publication status||Published - May 2018|
- Spinoza - Enlightenment - littérature clandestine