Lectura y sabiduría

Translated title of the contribution: Reading and wisdom

Jorge Peña Vial*

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Information, knowledge and wisdom are not the same. Nor is instruction and culture the same. We long for a knowledge that unitarily integrates truth, good and beauty. That is what is learned in the school of the classics, the total school. These works pose the crucial questions with paradigmatic optics and unequaled depth. But there are obstacles in the current culture for reading the classics. The “magic of reading” confronts other, more powerful magics. The main reason to read is to appeal to qualitatively superior entertainment. After a phenomenology of reading addresses the profound impact of the work on the reader.

Translated title of the contributionReading and wisdom
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)23-48
Number of pages26
Issue number15
StatePublished - 3 Jun 2024
Externally publishedYes

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