In this Dictionary, more than four hundred biographical entries encompass all the Dutch thinkers who exercised a major influence on the intellectual life of the Golden Age, as well as those who developed their ideas and beliefs through interaction with other scholars. Additional entries describe foreign philosophers who lived in the country temporarily and whose work was influenced by their stay. These include John Locke, René Descartes and Pierre Bayle.

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van Bunge, L, Krop, H.A, Leeuwenburgh, B, van Ruler, J.A, Schuurman, P, & Wielema, M. (2003). The Dictionary of seventeenth and eighteenth-century Dutch philosophers. Thoemmes Press. Retrieved from