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paideia

 

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Pronunciation: /pʌɪˈdʌɪə/

 

 

 

Definition of paideia in English:

 

noun



1 (In ancient Greece) a system of broad cultural education.

 

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It is an education of a strange sort - he called it paideia.

 

It can also be found in the classical Greek concept of paideia as, in Michael Oakeshott's words, a ‘serious and orderly initiation into an intellectual, imaginative, moral and emotional inheritance.’

 

Catholic universities embrace an understanding of education expressed in the Greek word paideia.

 

 

1.1 formal The culture of a society.

 

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This type of response is typical of the culture of paideia.

 

She is currently a British Academy Postdoctoral Research Fellow, working on the relationship between paideia and visual culture in late antiquity.

 

The pivotal exemplar is Origen, who built an alternative paideia based on an alternative classical culture expressed by biblical literature.

 

 

Origin: Greek.