pansophy


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pansophy

(ˈpænsəfɪ) or

pansophism

n
(Philosophy) universal knowledge
[C17: from New Latin pansophia; see pan-, -sophy]
pansophic, panˈsophical adj
panˈsophically adv

pansophy

1. a universal wisdom or encyclopedie learning.
2. a system of universal knowledge; pantology. — pansophic, adj.
See also: Knowledge
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PANSOPHY A Universal knowledge B Diffusion of germs C Bachelorhood who am I?
Pansophy's ultimate goal was salvation, but salvation for the Pansophists meant deliverance from ignorance, tyranny, and conflict.
For Collins the clue to the meaning of the Soledades can be found in pansophy, an exaltation of language and literature as the key to the hidden mysteries of the universe, and in the Augustinian system of signs and correspondences uniting sensory images with a higher order of divine Truth--in other words, Renaissance Neoplatonism, and specifically the ideas of Marsilio Ficino.