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Scholasticism in the 13th-Century European University

Author(s): Juozas Žilionis
Subject(s): Philosophy
Published by: Visuomeninė organizacija »LOGOS«
Keywords: medieval university; scholasticism; learning; textual analysis; interpretation; disputation; dialogue

Summary/Abstract: In the universities of 13th-century Europe the process of education was grounded on scholasticism, which was not only an important method of cognition but also a reflection of the peculiar characteristics of the medieval mentality and Weltanschauung. Scholastic learning mostly relied on reading, analysis and the interpretation of ancient texts supplemented by well-organised disputation. During the latter, students developed the art of dialogue and perfected their own intellectual skills. In the course of time, scholasticism developed and modified its own forms and methods in interpreting reality and promoting spiritual values.

  • Issue Year: 2006
  • Issue No: 45
  • Page Range: 52-59
  • Page Count: 8
  • Language: Lithuanian