pansophist


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pansophist

(pænˈsɒfɪst)
n
1. (Philosophy) someone with universal knowledge
2. (Philosophy) an advocate of pansophy
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In a particularly strong chapter, Field considers the influence of the pansophist linguistic manuals of 1630s and 1640s.
He also was part of the Pansophist circle of Samuel Hartlib, Jan Amos Comenius, and Gabriel Plattes.
The rest of the chapter moves from Bacon through the Pansophists, Condorcet, San-Simon, Comte, Carlyle, Ruskin, Morris, Owen, and Fourier, and finally to Marx and Engels.