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ERIC Number: EJ781983
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 10
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0013-175X
"Studiositas" and "Curiositas": Matters for Self-Examination
Ramos, Alice
Educational Horizons, v83 n4 p272-281 Sum 2005
Teachers generally agree that curiosity is a good thing that needs to be fostered: that the student who is curious is more desirous of knowledge, more attentive, and more interested in learning than the student who is less inquisitive. However, there are instances of curiosity which harbor a blamable desire for knowledge. The medieval philosopher Thomas Aquinas is particularly helpful in distinguishing between the virtue of "studiositas" (or studiousness) and the vice opposed to it, namely, "curiositas" (or curiosity). The purpose of this paper is to explore the meaning of the virtue of "studiositas" and the vice of "curiositas." The author examines how educators may be able to foster the virtue of "studiositas" and notice the manifestations of "curiositas" both in their students and in themselves. (Contains 30 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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