Juan Luis Vives [Joannes Ludovicus Vives]

[Revised entry by Lorenzo Casini on March 14, 2017. Changes to: Bibliography] Juan Luis Vives (1493 - 1540) was a Spanish humanist and educational theorist who strongly opposed scholasticism and
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[Revised entry by Lorenzo Casini on March 14, 2017. Changes to: Bibliography] Juan Luis Vives (1493 - 1540) was a Spanish humanist and educational theorist who strongly opposed scholasticism and made his mark as one of the most influential advocates of humanistic learning in the early sixteenth century. His works are not limited to education but deal with a wide range of subjects including philosophy, psychology, politics, social reform and religion. Vives was not a systematic writer, which makes it difficult to classify him as a philosopher. His thought is eclectic and pragmatic, as well as...

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