Juan Larrea Holguín y la universidad ecuatoriana (II)

  • Juan Carlos Riofrío Martínez Villalba Universidad de Los Hemisferios


Mons. Juan Larrea Holguín’s vision of the university will be analyzed here. This vision is specially gathered in four of the books he wrote and some anecdotes of his life which are the corpus of this study. The analysis’ structure is: (i) it starts with the delimitation of the objective and subjective ultimate ends of academic work, which will determine the ways to achieve these ends; (ii) considering universal truth as the mentioned ultimate end, first we study the “love for truth” and all the virtues it implies; (iii) afterwards we describe the visions of liberty, responsibility, pluralism and sense of the university labor according to Larrea’s mind; (iv) from here we analyze other virtues, such as order, discipline, exigency, magnanimity, fortitude, and courage for the propagation and defense of truth. The article ends with some conclusions.

Jul 5, 2017
How to Cite
RIOFRÍO MARTÍNEZ VILLALBA, Juan Carlos. Juan Larrea Holguín y la universidad ecuatoriana (II). Colloquia, Academic Journal of Culture and Thought, [S.l.], v. 2, p. 100 - 129, july 2017. ISSN 1390-8731. Available at: <http://colloquia.uhemisferios.edu.ec/index.php/colloquia/article/view/25>. Date accessed: 19 nov. 2017.