Origin of the work:
1914 Brno, Veškeré spisy J. A. Komenského, vol.I.
1969 Prague, J. A. Comenii Opera omnia, vol. 1.
Comenius’ first printed work comprises answers to questions posed in various fields (metaphysics, ethics, physics, noetics and others). The questions and the means by which they are answered were determined by a professor, in this case Heinrich Gutberleth.
Students demonstrated their knowledge of scholastic literature and skill in didactic reasoning and logical argument. The disputation was held in public, before the academic community. This short tract contains answers to eight questions, for example on the relationship between art and nature (whether art is the antithesis of nature), whether one who is not speaking the truth is lying, and so on.
For further study, see also:
J. V. Novák & J. Hendrich, Jan Amos Komenský, jeho život a spisy. Prague 1932, pp19-20
J. A. Comenii Opera omnia, vol.1. Prague 1969, pp85-86
Jan Kumpera, Jan Amos Komenský, poutník na rozhraní věků. Prague & Ostrava 1992, p291