faustianism

faustianism

spiritual or intellectual dissatisfaction combined with a desire for power or material advantage. After Johann Faust (c. 1480-c. 1538), German scholar portrayed by Marlowe and Goethe. — faustian, adj.
See also: Attitudes
spiritual or intellectual dissatisfaction combined with a desire for power or material advantage. After Johann Faust (c.1480-c.1538), German scholar portrayed by Marlowe and Goethe. — faustian, adj.
See also: Behavior
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Achilles's braininess doesn't count for much without common sense, the race can indeed be to the slow, and Faustianism is rebuked.
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