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The vices of learning : morality and knowledge at early modern universities, by Sari Kivistö

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The vices of learning : morality and knowledge at early modern universities
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The vices of learning
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morality and knowledge at early modern universities
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by Sari Kivistö
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eng
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In The Vices of Learning: Morality and Knowledge at Early Modern Universities, Sari Kivistö examines scholarly vices in the late Baroque and early Enlightenment periods. Moral criticism of the learned was a favourite theme of Latin dissertations, treatises and satires written in Germany ca. 1670<U+0127> �1730. Works on scholarly pride, logomachy, curiosity and other vices kept the presses running at German Protestant universities as well as farther north. Kivistö shows how scholars constructed fame and how the process involved various means of producing celebrity. The book industry, plagiarism and impressive titles were all labelled dishonest means of advancing a career. In The Vices of Learning Kivistö argues that scholarly ethics was an essential part of the early modern intellectual framework.--
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Kivistö, Sari
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non fiction
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bibliography
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Education and Society in the Middle Ages and Renaissance
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Volume 48
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  • Universities and colleges
  • Universities and colleges
  • Learning and scholarship
  • Learning and scholarship
  • Europe
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The vices of learning : morality and knowledge at early modern universities, by Sari Kivistö
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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Contents
1 Introduction: Academic Self-criticism in the Early Modern Period...1 Dissertations on Scholarly Vices.1 Social Criticism of Scholars ...7 Religious Critics of Errors Made by the Learned.13 Classifying the Vices of the Intellect and the Will.17 Vices of Learning Chapter by Chapter...22 2 Self-love and Pride...28 Preliminary Definitions...28 Good and Bad Self-love (philautia) .32 Obstinacy as a Symptom of Self-love .35 Similar to God: Pride ( fastus) ...40 The Dogs of the Nile: Autodidacts and Self-sufficiency ...46 Heads Full of Wind and Other Images of Pride ...51 Spitzel's Historical Examples of Pride ...59 Pedantry and Thrasonism ...63 Humility and Modesty ...69 Conclusion ...73 3 The Desire for Fame ...76 Meursius on Glory, Fame and Ambition ...77 Fame and Public Recognition ...83 Literary Machiavellianism, Academic Deceit and Avarice ...89 The Itch to Write ...95 Agraphia...106 Bibliotaphia...111 Plagiarism and Academic Thieves...118 Titulomania...134 Conclusion...143 4 Logomachia and Futile Quarrelling...147 Disputations in Schools and Universities...147 Sophists and Other Wicked Disputants...153 Sectarians and Eclectics...156 Werenfels on Word-battles...161 Obscurity and Misunderstanding...171 Grammar Wars...173 Logomachies in Law...180 Pleasure, Ambition and Avarice...186 Advice on Moral Improvement...190 On Modesty, Again...194 Conclusions about Peacefulness...197 5 Curiosity and Novelties...202 Against Novelties...204 Bad Curiosity and Ambition...207 Measuring the World versus Knowing the Self...212 Curious Fields of Knowledge...217 Examples of Curious Scholars...223 Atheism, Curiosity and Singularity...226 Operative Curiosity...231 Conclusions about Curiosity and Useful Learning...233 6 Bad Manners and Old Learning...239 Unfashionable Scholars...239 Bad Communication...243 Solitude and Misanthropy...246 The Silence of the Philosophers...251 Seniority versus Youth...253 Conclusion...256 7 Conclusions about Morality and Knowledge...259
Control code
FIEb17559789
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
viii, 304 pages
Isbn
9789004264120
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)884500158
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The vices of learning : morality and knowledge at early modern universities, by Sari Kivistö
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
1 Introduction: Academic Self-criticism in the Early Modern Period...1 Dissertations on Scholarly Vices.1 Social Criticism of Scholars ...7 Religious Critics of Errors Made by the Learned.13 Classifying the Vices of the Intellect and the Will.17 Vices of Learning Chapter by Chapter...22 2 Self-love and Pride...28 Preliminary Definitions...28 Good and Bad Self-love (philautia) .32 Obstinacy as a Symptom of Self-love .35 Similar to God: Pride ( fastus) ...40 The Dogs of the Nile: Autodidacts and Self-sufficiency ...46 Heads Full of Wind and Other Images of Pride ...51 Spitzel's Historical Examples of Pride ...59 Pedantry and Thrasonism ...63 Humility and Modesty ...69 Conclusion ...73 3 The Desire for Fame ...76 Meursius on Glory, Fame and Ambition ...77 Fame and Public Recognition ...83 Literary Machiavellianism, Academic Deceit and Avarice ...89 The Itch to Write ...95 Agraphia...106 Bibliotaphia...111 Plagiarism and Academic Thieves...118 Titulomania...134 Conclusion...143 4 Logomachia and Futile Quarrelling...147 Disputations in Schools and Universities...147 Sophists and Other Wicked Disputants...153 Sectarians and Eclectics...156 Werenfels on Word-battles...161 Obscurity and Misunderstanding...171 Grammar Wars...173 Logomachies in Law...180 Pleasure, Ambition and Avarice...186 Advice on Moral Improvement...190 On Modesty, Again...194 Conclusions about Peacefulness...197 5 Curiosity and Novelties...202 Against Novelties...204 Bad Curiosity and Ambition...207 Measuring the World versus Knowing the Self...212 Curious Fields of Knowledge...217 Examples of Curious Scholars...223 Atheism, Curiosity and Singularity...226 Operative Curiosity...231 Conclusions about Curiosity and Useful Learning...233 6 Bad Manners and Old Learning...239 Unfashionable Scholars...239 Bad Communication...243 Solitude and Misanthropy...246 The Silence of the Philosophers...251 Seniority versus Youth...253 Conclusion...256 7 Conclusions about Morality and Knowledge...259
Control code
FIEb17559789
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
viii, 304 pages
Isbn
9789004264120
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)884500158

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