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The Resource The journey to wisdom: self-education in patristic and medieval literature

The journey to wisdom: self-education in patristic and medieval literature

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The journey to wisdom: self-education in patristic and medieval literature
Title
The journey to wisdom: self-education in patristic and medieval literature
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The Journey to Wisdom addresses a broad array of topics in education, the natural world, and medieval intellectual history. The book examines a philosophy of education that originated with the ancient Greeks and that reached its culmination in the late-medieval and early-Renaissance periods. That philosophy of education promotes a journey to wisdom, involving an escape from pure subjectivity and "the seductions of rhetoric" and leading to a profound awareness of the natural world and "nature's God." It grants us a renewed sense of education as a self-directed, transforming journey to knowledge and insight - rather than (as is so often the case now) as an impersonal, bureaucratized trek that reflects little sense of the ultimate aims of education. The Journey of Wisdom will be essential reading for students of ancient, medieval, and Renaissance intellectual history. But in its unmistakably modern concerns about education, the book also speaks to a far wider spectrum of readers
Cataloging source
UkLiU
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Olson, Paul A
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Education, Medieval
  • Self-culture
  • Education
  • Literature, Medieval
  • Comparative education
Label
The journey to wisdom: self-education in patristic and medieval literature
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 217-289) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The journey through the natural world -- The journey to Sophia: Plato's Sophists and forms of education -- Philosophy, the creation, and learning: Gregory Thaumaturgos and origen -- Augustine's Confessions: naming, education, and empire -- Reading the Confessions: Boethius, Aelred, Dante, and Petrarch -- The heroic educational journey: virgil and medieval epic subcreation -- Boethius's return to Plato and wisdom -- Boethius's wisdom and Dante's architectonics of desire -- Plato revisited: the Florentine Platonists and the astronomers -- Fables for our time
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xx, 297 pages
Isbn
9780803235625
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
The journey to wisdom: self-education in patristic and medieval literature
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 217-289) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The journey through the natural world -- The journey to Sophia: Plato's Sophists and forms of education -- Philosophy, the creation, and learning: Gregory Thaumaturgos and origen -- Augustine's Confessions: naming, education, and empire -- Reading the Confessions: Boethius, Aelred, Dante, and Petrarch -- The heroic educational journey: virgil and medieval epic subcreation -- Boethius's return to Plato and wisdom -- Boethius's wisdom and Dante's architectonics of desire -- Plato revisited: the Florentine Platonists and the astronomers -- Fables for our time
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xx, 297 pages
Isbn
9780803235625
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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