But no substantial philosophy of any kind emerged from humanism; the political lucubrations of the scholars were, like their ethical treatises, for the most part rhetorical.
(1 754, 1760, 1768, 1 77 1, 1 775, 1 777, 1785); Mathematical Lucubrations (1755) A Discourse concerning the Residual Analysis (1758); The Residual Analysis, book i.
We have in this list no genuine tradition, but rather the lucubrations of an undoubtedly conscientious Moslem critic, who may have lived about a century after the Flight.
For their courtiers he wrote epithalamial and funeral orations; ambassadors and visitors from foreign states he greeted with the rhetorical lucubrations then so much in vogue.
His prose treatises are more useful to students of manners than the similar lucubrations of Poggio.