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The moral formation of the intellectual appetite in Hugh of St. Victor, Philip Melanchthon, and John Henry Newman

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Education in the Didascalic Tradition of Christian Humanism
Abstract:

Humans desire a variety of things: food, safety, pleasure, friendship, play, beauty, and so forth. Included among these is knowledge. This thesis is partially about trying to understand this desire to know, often referred to as the "intellectual appetite," and the ends toward which it should be directed. Like other appetites, the intellectual appetite can be morally ordered or disordered. When morally ordered, it is referred to as the virtue of studiositas, and when morally disord...

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Theology Faculty

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Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford

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