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The Paideia Archive: Twentieth World Congress of Philosophy

Volume 45, 1998

Theory of Knowledge

Luz González Umeres
Pages 248-255

La Teoria del Conocimiento en Leonardo Polo
Consecuencias para la Filosofía de la Educación

This paper shows new perspectives derived from the theory of knowledge propounded by Leonardo Polo, a contemporary Spanish philosopher who rediscovered the Aristotelian notion of knowledge as energeia. It is impossible to understand this notion without giving up the "limite mental" — a Polian discovery — with which modern philosophy has conditioned us. Abandoning the limite mental opens new horizons, making it possible for us to revise some of the theses of contemporary philosophy of education, such as the idea of the "voluntarisma cognoscitivo" which confuses the operations of two human faculties, intelligence and will.

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