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In Search of the Good LifeA Pedogogy for Troubled Times$
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Fred Dallmayr

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780813124575

Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.5810/kentucky/9780813124575.001.0001

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. Wise Ignorance

. Wise Ignorance

Nicolaus of Cusa’s Search for Truth

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In Search of the Good Life

Fred Dallmayr

University Press of Kentucky

This chapter discusses Cusanus's emphasis on experiential learning and piety. It discusses his key notion of the concept of coincidence of opposites, which is linked to learned ignorance, and his concern with interreligious harmony and peace. Cusanus was also known as Nicolaus of Cusa, and was considered the first modern thinker in the world.

Keywords:   Cusanus, experiential learning, piety, coincidence of opposites, learned ignorance, interreligious harmony, Nicolaus of Cusa, first modern thinker

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