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Clauberg must have already started on his second book, Defensio cartesiana, when still in Leiden, though it was published only in 1652. It is primarily a reply to Consideratio theologica (1648), a detailed commentary on Descartes's Discourse on Method from an orthodox theological point of view, by the Leiden Professor Jacobus Revius. Clauberg also added materials attacking his erstwhile colleague Cyrianus Lentulus (or Lentz), Professor of Practical Philosophy at Hernborn. The Defensio Cartesiana provoked a reply from Revius, which Clauberg answered with Initiatio Philosophi sive dubitatio cartesiana (1655). The conflict also involved Andreae, who published a two-volume response to Revius in 1653–1654, triggering yet another treatise from Revius in 1654. In his defense of Cartesianism, Clauberg distinguished between Descartes's popular and his esoteric works; according to Clauberg, the Discourse on Method belongs to the first category, whereas the Meditations and Principles of Philosophy belong to the second.

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