Juan Luis Vives

Juan Luis Vives (hwän lōōēs´ vē´vās), 1492–1540, Spanish humanist and philosopher; friend of Erasmus. At the invitation of King Henry VIII he went to England, where he lectured at Oxford and served as tutor to Princess Mary (later Queen Mary I). Opposed to the divorce of Henry and Katharine of Aragón, he left England and until his death lived in Bruges. Vives, a vigorous and adventurous thinker, opposed the authority of Aristotle and the conventions of scholasticism. He was the forerunner of Francis Bacon by his application of induction to philosophical and psychological inquiry and by his pragmatic testing of hypotheses. In De anima et vita (1538) Vives produced one of the first works on modern psychology. Another one of his books, De disciplinis (1531), is an important analysis of educational theory.

See study by G. E. McCully (1967); R. P. Adams, The Better Part of Valor (1962).

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Selected full-text books and articles on this topic

Juan Luis Vives and the Emotions
Carlos G. Noreña.
Southern Illinois University Press, 1989
The Better Part of Valor: More, Erasmus, Colet, and Vives, on Humanism, War, and Peace, 1496-1535
Robert P. Adams.
University of Washington Press, 1962
Origins of Legislative Sovereignty and the Legislative State
A. London Fell.
Athenaum, vol.2, 1983
Librarian’s tip: "Vives: De Tradendis" begins on p. 93
English Literary Criticism: The Renascence
J. W. H. Atkins.
Methuen, 1951 (2nd edition)
Librarian’s tip: Chap. III "Humanism in England: Colet, Erasmus, and Vives"
The Roots of Psychology: A Sourcebook in the History of Ideas
Solomon Diamond.
Basic Books, 1974
Librarian’s tip: "Luis Vives" begins on p. 256
The Development of Modern Education: In Theory, Organization, and Practice
Frederick Eby; Charles Flinn Arrowood.
Prentice Hall, 1934
Librarian’s tip: Discussion of Juan Luis Vives begins on p. 201
Renaissance Philosophy
Brian P. Copenhaver; Charles B. Schmitt.
Oxford University Press, 1992
Librarian’s tip: Discussion of Juan Luis Vives begins on p. 200
From Personal Duties towards Personal Rights: Late Medieval and Early Modern Political Thought, 1300-1600
Arthur P. Monahan.
McGill-Queens University Press, 1994
Librarian’s tip: "Juan Luis Vives" begins on p. 146
The Invention of the Renaissance Woman: The Challenge of Female Independence in the Literature and Thought of Italy and England
Pamela Joseph Benson.
Pennsylvania State University Press, 1992
Librarian’s tip: Chap. 6 "The New Ideal in England: Thomas More, Juan Luis Vives, and Richard Hyrde"
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