History of the Human Sciences 24 (5):0952695111410929 (2011)

Abstract
Juan Huarte de San Juan (1529–88) was a physician of the Spanish Renaissance. He wrote the Examen de Ingenios para las Ciencias, translated as The Trial of Men’s Wits (1989[1575–94]), a book that has been acknowledged as a precursor of educational psychology, organizational psychology, behaviorism, neuropsychology and psychiatry. Huarte suggested that before beginning a course of study, students’ intellectual capabilities (i.e. ingenio) should be matched up with the professional studies that best suit their aptitudes. His book had a great impact in Europe from the late 16th century to the mid-18th century. The influence of the Trial spread throughout many areas including philosophy, politics, linguistics and literature. Although there has been a growing interest in Huarte’s work in recent years, biographical studies have been rare; as a result, the information about Huarte’s life is currently incomplete, scattered and sometimes inaccurate. This study presents a systematic archival research on Spanish original sources. We present a reconstruction of Huarte’s life-story based on 32 original documents (1549–c.1650), some of them first discovered during the present survey. Documents are described according to the General International Standard of Archival Description, ISAD(G). The documents uncovered allow for a reappraisal of Huarte’s biography
Keywords No keywords specified (fix it)
Categories (categorize this paper)
DOI 10.1177/0952695111410929
Options
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Request removal from index
Revision history

Download options

PhilArchive copy


Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy     Papers currently archived: 54,410
External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
Through your library

References found in this work BETA

Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

No citations found.

Add more citations

Similar books and articles

Profetas y maestros.Juan Huarte Osacar - 2004 - Ciencia Tomista 131 (425):545.
Juan Huarte's Naturalistic Humanism.Carlos G. Noreña - 1972 - Journal of the History of Philosophy 10 (1):71-76.
Pontificia Facultad de Teología San Esteban.Juan Huarte Osacar - 2008 - Ciencia Tomista 135 (435):177-206.
Médecine et philosophie chez Huarte de San Juan.François Azouvi - 2001 - Revue de Métaphysique et de Morale 3 (3):399-405.
Zhongguo Si Xiang Xue Shuo Shi.Qizhi Zhang (ed.) - 2007 - Guangxi Shi Fan da Xue Chu Ban She.
Philosophes espagnols: J. huarte.J. -M. Guardia - 1890 - Revue Philosophique de la France Et de l'Etranger 30:249 - 294.

Analytics

Added to PP index
2013-11-22

Total views
25 ( #406,013 of 2,368,291 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
1 ( #557,530 of 2,368,291 )

How can I increase my downloads?

Downloads

My notes