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Nicholas of Cusa and the Instruction of Ignorance

Nicholas of Cusa and the Instruction of Ignorance

On a slow boat journey from Constantinople to Venice in the early 15th century, scholar and papal diplomat Nicholas of Cusa set modern scientific method in train when he conceived of the value of ignorance as a means towards knowledge. The more one learns of one’s unknowing the more learned one is.

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