Definition of Encyclopaedism
1. Noun. Profound scholarly knowledge.
Generic synonyms: Education
Specialized synonyms: Letters
Derivative terms: Encyclopaedist, Encyclopedist, Erudite, Learned, Learned, Scholar
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Literary usage of Encyclopaedism
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Gentleman's Magazine (1895)
"Educational writers, like Comenius, Hartlib, Dury, and, of course, Milton, were advocating encyclopaedism as a basis for education. ..."
2. Occasional Addresses on Educational Subjects by Simon Somerville Laurie (1888)
"A good teacher aims at the training of faculty, not the giving of knowledge. encyclopaedism in education is bad;—encyclopaedism of knowledge 10—2 ..."
3. Thrice-greatest Hermes: Studies in Hellenistic Theosophy and Gnosis by Hermes (1906)
"Let us then see whether any scholars have dealt with the problem outside of encyclopaedism. Very little work has been done on the subject. ..."
4. The Monist by Hegeler Institute (1903)
"Italy, by its traditions of experimentalism and encyclopaedism, was a favorable medium for the reception of these new or rejuvenated ideas. ..."
5. French Traits: An Essay in Comparative Criticism by William Crary Brownell (1889)
"The direct influence of French encyclopaedism upon European thought has perhaps ceased to be powerful; but as one of the chief lights of that English school ..."
6. Six Radical Thinkers: Bentham, J. S. Mill, Cobden, Carlyle, Mazzini, T. H. Green by John MacCunn (1907)
"Was it not so with the revolutionary leaders, filled with the latest lights of encyclopaedism, and so soon to be devoured by the spectre of Anarchy which ..."
7. System of Positive Polity by Auguste Comte (1877)
"In this vext milieu, Positivism comes forward to rally the higher natures more satisfactorily, than encyclopaedism,in the last century, clubbed together the ..."