Juan Luis Vives

  • Authors
  • Carlos G. Noreña

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIII
  2. The Life of Juan Luis Vives

    1. Carlos G. Noreña
      Pages 1-14
    2. Carlos G. Noreña
      Pages 15-28
    3. Carlos G. Noreña
      Pages 29-48
    4. Carlos G. Noreña
      Pages 49-75
    5. Carlos G. Noreña
      Pages 76-104
    6. Carlos G. Noreña
      Pages 105-120
  3. Vives’ Thought

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 121-121
    2. Carlos G. Noreña
      Pages 123-147
    3. Carlos G. Noreña
      Pages 148-175
    4. Carlos G. Noreña
      Pages 176-199
    5. Carlos G. Noreña
      Pages 200-227
    6. Carlos G. Noreña
      Pages 228-253
    7. Carlos G. Noreña
      Pages 254-274
    8. Carlos G. Noreña
      Pages 275-299
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 300-327

About this book


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.


Erasmus of Rotterdam Juan Luis Vives Vives’ thought eclectic Criticism human knowledge individual philosophy of history

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1970
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-3222-3
  • Online ISBN 978-94-010-3220-9
  • Series Print ISSN 0066-6610
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