Juan Luis Vives

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Springer Science & Business Media, 31 de jul. 1970 - 327 pàgines
Humanism has constantly proclaimed the belief that the only way to improve man's life on earth is to make man himself wiser and better. Unfortunately, the voice of the humanists has always been challenged by the loud and cheap promises of scientists, by the inflammatory tirades of politicians, and by the apocalyptic visions of false prophets. Material greed, nonsensical chauvinism, racial prejudice, and religious antagonism have progressively defiled the inner beauty of man. Today's bankruptcy of man's dignity in the midst of an unparalleled material abundance calls for an urgent revival of humanistic ideals and values. This book was planned from its very start as a modest step in that direction. It is not my intention, however, to attempt, once again, a global interpretation of Humanism in general, or of Renaissance Humanism in particular. I have been dissuaded from such a purpose by the failure of contemporary scholars to agree on such basic issues as whether the Renaissance was a total break with or a continuation of medieval culture, whether it was basically a Christian or a pagan movement, whether it was the effect or the cause of the classical revival. Instead, then, of discussing the significance of sixteenth century humanism, this book concentrates upon the life and the thought of a single humanist.
 

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THE VICISSITUDES OF VIVES FAME
1
THE LEGACY OF VALENCIA 14921509
15
THE STUDENT OF MONTAIGU 15091512
29
FROM BRUGES TO LOUVAIN 15121523
49
VIVES IN ENGLAND 15231528
76
ISOLATION MATURITY AND DEATH 15281540
105
IN THE STEPS OF ERASMUS AND BEYOND
123
THE ECLECTIC CRITICISM OF VIVES
148
d The International Community
222
RANGE AND PURPOSE OF HUMAN KNOWLEDGE
228
b Knowing as a reliable instrument of action
238
c The Notiones Communes
249
THE PROCESS OF KNOWLEDGE
254
a Vegetative and Sense Operations
256
b Intellectual Process
262
c The Passional Interference
269

a Philosophy of History
149
b Principles of Critical Evaluation
154
c Concrete Historical Interpretations
161
VIVES ON EDUCATION
176
a General Principles of Vives Pedagogy
177
b Educational Policy
186
Princes Women and the Poor
193
d The Curriculum
197
INDIVIDUAL AND SOCIAL ETHICS
200
b Virtue and Domestic Society
208
c The Body Politic
212
THE SIGNIFICANCE OF VIVES THOUGHT
275
a Rhetoric and the Logic of Persuasion
277
b Medicine and Art
283
c Jurisprudence and Moral Wisdom
287
d Vives Position in the History of Education
293
e A Final Word
296
EDITIONS OF VIVES MAIN WORKS FROM 1520 TO 1650
300
CHRONOLOGICAL LIST OF VIVES BOOKS
307
BIBLIOGRAPHY
309
INDEX OF NAMES
322
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