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a person who has taught himself

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I did not even notice the problem of Constantine's (self-professed) autodidacticism, and I am grateful to Kreider for pomting it out.
13), exemplified, he argues, in Coleridge's choice to remain single, in her autodidacticism, and her cultivation of a professional writing identity within literary London.
Stephanie Merrim has written about the desire of certain seventeenth-century learned women (in the colonies and in Europe) to find authorization through autodidacticism (Early Modern Women's Writing 194); Lisa Vollendorf has suggested a transatlantic reading of women's writings in Iberia and the Americas, identifying rhetorical strategies and thematic elements common to all (79); and several other works have invited hemispheric or Atlantic readings of gendered experiences.
If you remain open to all opportunities to cultivate autodidacticism, I predict that you will go far.
In his 1932 autobiography, the architect passionately reminisced on his formative experience with the kindergarten exercises of Friedrich Frobel (Wright 1932), and his exposure to this method became a touchstone for his philosophy of autodidacticism.
Reading Hayy Ibn-Yaqzan; a cross-cultural history of autodidacticism.
While Hawthorne seems to have done his best to avoid school ("One of the peculiarities of my boyhood was a grievous disinclination to go to school" [23: 379]), the antebellum New England in which he was rooted was the center of a national culture obsessed with the values of education and personal betterment through autodidacticism.
In place of formal pedagogical structures, Bruce Lee--who had no formal qualification in any martial art but who could demonstrate 'mastery' in many--advocated autodidacticism, self-help, constant innovation, testing, exploration, experiment and dynamic verification.
While de Pisan is visited by the fictional ladies who assist her in developing her reason, another philosopher, Gabrielle Suchon (1631-1703) argues for the superiority of autodidacticism.
In Libavius's view, such views incited schoolboys and scholars to all kinds of horrors: novelties, scorn of the ancients, autodidacticism, Ramist shortcuts to true knowledge, revelation in place of reason, self-aggrandizement, obscurantism and secrecy in language, believing that noble patronage conferred epistemic authority, new religion, even nihilistic scepticism.
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