Source: John Henry Newman, Preface in The Idea of a University (1852)
I’m finding this an important text for my learning and having a lot of fascinating questions. These are the important concepts and the questions I found the author is asking implicitly and explicitly in this chapter.
- Human science
- Division of labour
- Knowledge a whole
- Philosophical habit of mind
Inventory of questions
- How should we approach our pursuit of the different sciences?
- Should secular knowledge be taught in the University and religious knowledge be remanded to the pricate study of catholics?
- What is Truth?
- In what way is there knowledge about the world as contemplated by a human mind?
- How does our knowledge advance?
- Wha do the sciences tel us about the things in the world?
- What is the role of the sciences?
- What is the bearing of the different sciences on the other sciences?
- How does the principle of division of labor play in scientific inquiry?
- How do the sciences reflect the nature of things in reality?
- What are concrete instances of the bearing that the sciences have on each other?
- What happens when we carry our science irrespectively of other sciences?
- To which science is the study of the sciences and their bearing on one another due?
- How does this all apply to Theology?