Hoe Jan Bresser weer uit Spinoza’s vriendenkring verdween

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In het lemma Spinoza,
Baruch
, in de Encyclopædia Britannica
[11
e editie van 1911] dat door
A.S. Pringle-Pattison geschreven werd [cf.
wiki, cf PDF,
en
cf.]
is de volgende passage te lezen over de periode na zijn ban die Spinoza nog in
Amsterdam moet hebben doorgebracht:


A number of the younger men in
Amsterdam – many of them students of medicine or medical practitioners – had
also come to regard him as their intellectual leader. A kind of philosophical
club had been formed, including among its members Simon de Vries, John Bresser,
Louis Meyer, and others who appear in Spinoza's correspondence. Originally
meeting in all probability for more thoroughgoing study of the Cartesian
philosophy, they looked naturally to Spinoza for guidance, and by and by we
find him communicating systematic drafts of his own views to the little band of
friends and students.


John Bresser? En in een eerdere tekst van James Martineau
lees je, waarschijnlijk ook in zijn A
study of Spinoza
van 1882, maar in ieder geval in zijn Types of Ethical Theory van 1885, op p. 246 van het eerste deel: [cf.
books.google]