Iosipos Moesiodax – un dascăl din secolul al XVIII-lea și
concepția sa privind cunoașterea
Author(s): Dragoş POPESCU
Iosipos Moesiodax – an 18th-century scholar and his view on knowledge
Contributor(s): Mona Mamulea (Editor)
Subject(s): History of Philosophy
Published by: Editura Academiei Române
Keywords: Neo-Aristotelianism; Princely Academies of Bucharest and Iasi; experimental science; Enlightement; Iosipos Moesiodax.
Summary/Abstract: The following article presents the life and work of Josip Moesiodax (1725–1800), a professor at the Princely Academies in Bucharest and Iasi in the latter part of the 18th century. Representative of the Enlightenment, Moesiodax encouraged the natural sciences and regarded the Neo-Aristotelianism that prevailed in the Balkan scholarship as the main source of stagnation of knowledge in the Ottoman Empire. He argued for the replacement of the Aristotelian metaphysics with mathematics as a basic discipline in school as well as for the simplification of scientific terminology. He is the author of Apology (1781) and Pedagogy (1779), two significant works of that age.
- Issue Year: XII/2016
- Issue No: 12
- Page Range: 179-200
- Page Count: 22
- Language: Romanian