Polymath

Polymath, Individual whose knowledge spans a substantial number of subjects.

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A polymath (Greek: πολυμαθής, polymathēs, "having learned much"; Latin: homo universalis, "universal man") is an individual whose knowledge spans a substantial number of subjects, known to draw on complex bodies of knowledge to solve specific problems. The earliest recorded use of the term in English is from 1624, in the second edition of The Anatomy of Melancholy by Robert Burton; the form polymathist is slightly older, first appearing in the Diatribae upon the first part of the late History of Tithes of Richard Montagu in 1621. Use in English of the similar term polyhistor dates from the late sixteenth century.In Western Europe, the first work to use polymathy in its title (De Polymathia tractatio: integri operis de studiis veterum) was published in 1603 by Johann von Wowern, a Hamburg philosopher. Von Wowern defined polymathy as "knowledge of various matters, drawn from all kinds of studies ... ranging freely through all the fields of the disciplines, as far as the human mind, with unwearied industry, is able to pursue them".

Polymath (disambiguation)
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Polymath (disambiguation) ... Polymath may also refer to: Polymath (novel), 1974 novel by John Brunner Polymath Park, resort in the Laurel Highlands of Pennsylvania, USA Polymath Project...

Polymath Project
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Polymath Project ... The Polymath Project is a collaboration among mathematicians to solve important and difficult mathematical problems by coordinating many mathematicians...

Polymath Park
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Polymath Park ... Polymath Park is a 125-acre (0.51 km2) resort 60 miles (97 km) southeast of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States, in the Laurel Highlands of Western...

Polymath (novel)
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Polymath (novel) ... Polymath is a science fiction novel by John Brunner, first published in 1974 by DAW Books, an expansion of Castaways' World (Ace 1963). A spacecraft filled...

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Pantomath ... stricter than those to be applied to the polymath. In theory, a pantomath is not to be confused with a polymath in its less strict sense, much less with...

Philomath
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Philomath ... philanthropy) and manthanein, math- (μανθάνειν, μαθ-; "to learn", as in polymath). Philomathy is similar to, but distinguished from, philosophy in that...

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Ambedkar family ... of B. R. Ambedkar (14 April 1891 – 6 December 1956) who was an Indian polymath and the chairman of the Constituent Drafting Committee. Ambedkar is popularly...

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Twin prime ... of Mathematics in early May 2013. Terence Tao subsequently proposed a Polymath Project collaborative effort to optimize Zhang's bound. As of April 14...

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Moors ... and polymath who drew the Tabula Rogeriana, the most accurate world map in pre-modern times. Ibn Tufail, circa 1105–1185, Arabic writer and polymath who...

Multipotentiality
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Multipotentiality ... and polymaths. Multipotentiality refers simply to one's potential in multiple fields owing to his/her diverse interests and attempts. Polymaths, on the...

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