Per una ragione vivente. Cultura, educazione e politica nel pensiero di John Henry Newman

Translated title of the contribution: [Autom. eng. transl.] For a living reason. Culture, education and politics in the thought of John Henry Newman

Giuseppe Bonvegna

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Abstract

[Autom. eng. transl.] Is there a relationship between reason and tradition? What does freedom of conscience mean? What should be the principle of education? Under what conditions can knowledge be defined as free? Does the state have a conscience? These and other fundamental questions are answered by this volume, dedicated to John Henry Newman (1801-1890), one of the most significant figures of the English and European nineteenth century. The work starts from the philosophical-political reflection of the great Oxford intellectual, in the awareness that the political Newman is fully intelligible not only in the light of his conversion from Anglicanism to Catholicism, but also in reference to a notion of catholic education, elaborated as an answer to the question about the nature of university knowledge and read in the light of the liberal ideal of the English gentleman, based on moral qualities that tell of a trust in the human in all its factors and refer to a non-reductive idea of reason.
Translated title of the contribution[Autom. eng. transl.] For a living reason. Culture, education and politics in the thought of John Henry Newman
Original languageItalian
PublisherVita e Pensiero
Number of pages270
ISBN (Print)9788834316566
Publication statusPublished - 2008

Keywords

  • newman
  • reason

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