Renaissance man

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Renaissance man

n.
A man who has broad intellectual interests and is accomplished in areas of both the arts and the sciences.

Renaissance man

n
a man of any period who has a broad range of intellectual interests

Ren′aissance man`


n.
a man knowledgeable or proficient in more than one field.
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Noun1.Renaissance man - a modern scholar who is in a position to acquire more than superficial knowledge about many different interests; "a statistician has to be something of a generalist"
bookman, scholar, scholarly person, student - a learned person (especially in the humanities); someone who by long study has gained mastery in one or more disciplines
2.Renaissance man - a scholar during the Renaissance who (because knowledge was limited) could know almost everything about many topics
bookman, scholar, scholarly person, student - a learned person (especially in the humanities); someone who by long study has gained mastery in one or more disciplines
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makes a compelling argument for honors program director as Renaissance man or homo universalis, someone who is able to do many things well, undaunted by the fact that his job, like the job of astronauts evoked by Godow's title, exacts commitment, ability, and sheer guts along with daunting paper work, management and budgeting expertise, the habit of building and maintaining a constituency, and the entrepreneurship required to sell a program.
Ecce Homo is a mule, neither a full-blown instance of classical humanist figuration nor a one-off life-cast; neither transcendent homo universalis nor the Real, individual thing.
He found the ideal of the homo universalis most appealing.