autodidacticism


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autodidacticism

(ˌɔːtəʊdɪˈdæktɪsɪzəm)
n
any self-directed learning or self-education
Translations
samouctví
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The artist's autodidacticism, the fact of his only beginning to paint full-time at age fifty, his retreat to the Walden-like Dana Point in California are a study in Emersonian self-reliance.
One wonders whether, if Gosse had gone to a university (something which he obviously deserved to do), it would have taken the edge off--the edge, in this case, of the ferocious autodidacticism that stayed with him all his life.
The nineteenth century saw the rise of autodidacticism in music - the idea that individuals could, with a bit of help from an instruction book, become proficient at playing various musical instruments without formal instruction.
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