Origin of the work:
1914 Brno, Veškeré spisy Jana Amosa Komenského, vol. I., pp23-47
1969 Prague, J. A. Comenii Opera omnia, vol.1, pp70-85
The second of Comenius’ Herborn disputations, this time overseen by successful and popular J. H. Alsted, and already bearing signs of Comenius’ thought and expression. The theses are thematically similar to Comenius’ own later philosophical interests, and the style and method of argumentation are reminiscent of his later philosophical works. Comenius’ own relationship to the actual work is also attested by the dedication of this disputation to Jan Lánecký, his teacher at Přerov. The theses resolved include: if human reason understands terms or particularities, what is place, if the beginning of human comprehension is sensory perception, if the ten heavenly circles are material, etc.
For further study, see also:
J. V. Novák & J. Hendrich: Jan Amos Komenský, jeho život a spisy. Prague 1932, pp21-22
J. A. Comenii Opera omnia, vol. 1, Prague 1969, pp85-86
Jan Kumpera, Jan Amos Komenský, poutník na rozhraní věků. Prague & Ostrava 1992, pp301-302