Chapter

. Wise Ignorance

Fred Dallmayr

in In Search of the Good Life

Published by University Press of Kentucky

Published in print August 2007 | ISBN: 9780813124575
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780813134994 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5810/kentucky/9780813124575.003.0004
. Wise Ignorance

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This chapter discusses Cusanus's emphasis on experiential learning and piety. It discusses his key notion of the concept of coincidence of opposites, which is linked to learned ignorance, and his concern with interreligious harmony and peace. Cusanus was also known as Nicolaus of Cusa, and was considered the first modern thinker in the world.

Keywords: Cusanus; experiential learning; piety; coincidence of opposites; learned ignorance; interreligious harmony; Nicolaus of Cusa; first modern thinker

Chapter.  8502 words. 

Subjects: Political Theory

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