The Vices of Learning: Morality and Knowledge at Early Modern Universities
In The Vices of Learning Sari Kivistö examines scholarly vices, such as pride, plagiarism and the desire for fame, in over one hundred Latin dissertations and treatises from the late Baroque and early Enlightenment periods.
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Academic Selfcriticism in the Early Modern Period
Chapter 2 Selflove and Pride
Chapter 3 The Desire for Fame
Chapter 4 Logomachia and Futile Quarrelling
Chapter 5 Curiosity and Novelties
Chapter 6 Bad Manners and Old Learning
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