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Empiricism and Natural Philosophy by Petrus Camper,
translated into English by Jacob van Sluis, Ph.D. and Miriam Claude Meijer, Ph.D.

New unabridged translations of Petrus Camper’s essays into American English.

Table of Contents

  1. “Biography of Petrus Camper” (1791) by his son, Adriaan Gilles Camper, trans. by Meijer from Dutch into English
  2. “On the Best World” (#137), trans. by Van Sluis from Latin into English
  3. “Introduction to Philosophy” (#137), trans. by Van Sluis from Latin into English
  4. “On Certainty in Medicine” (#4), trans. by Van Sluis from Latin into English
  5. “On the Remarkable Analogy between Plantshoots and Animals” (#17), trans. by Van Sluis from Latin into English
  6. “Oration on Beauty” (ms.), trans. by Van Sluis from Latin into English
  7. “On the Excellence of Mankind over all other Animals” (ms.), trans. by Meijer from Dutch into English
  8. “On the Folly of Most Natural History Amateurs to be Satisfied with the Division in Classes and Genera and the Absurdity which Lies in Linnaeus’s System” (#27), trans. by Meijer from Dutch into English
  9. “Investigation on Whether the Art of Judging Human Character from Exterior Appearance Could be Further Perfected” (#47), trans. by Meijer from Dutch into English
  10. “Facial Angle” (#118), trans. by Meijer from Dutch into English
  11. “On the Points of Similarity between the Human Species, Quadrupeds, Birds, and Fish; with Rules for Drawing, founded on this Similarity” (#119a), trans. by Meijer from Latin into English
  12. “On the Passions” (#119b), trans. by Meijer from Latin into English
  13. “On Physical Beauty” (#119c), trans. by Meijer from Dutch into English plus graphics
  14. “On the Best Form of Shoe” (#92), trans. by Meijer from Dutch into English
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