Jan Amos KOMENSKÝ - life, work, legacy

De studii impedimentis


De studii pansophici impedimentis

On impediments to pansophic study


Origin of the work:
  1657 Amsterdam 

  1657 Amsterdam, Opera didactica omnia III

1915 Brno, Veškeré spisy J. A. Komenského, vol. IX

1957 Prague, Opera didactica omnia III, (phototype edition)

1960 Prague, Vybrané spisy J. A. Komenského, vol. II, Czech translation by J. Kopecký



This commentary was included by Comenius in the collection Opera didactica omnia (Complete Didactic Works; ODO), and placed among those didactic works completed during his residence in Hungary from 1650 to 1654. In it he explains why he was unable to create a higher, pansophic level for the school at Sárospatak, and only a lower, philological one. He indicates that he encountered indifference, unconcern and disinterest in real teaching, an insufficient sense for common things, and a lack of patience on the part of scholastic authorities, who required rapid advances even though the means that were at his disposal were barely sufficient for a laying of the foundations. He enumerates the tracts that he wrote in an effort to remove these shortcomings.


For further study, see also:

Veškeré spisy J. A. Komenského, vol. IX. Brno 1915, p3

J. V. Novák & J. Hendrich, Jan Amos Komenský, jeho život a spisy. Prague 1932, pp453-454

Jan Kumpera, Jan Amos Komenský, poutník na rozhraní věků. Prague & Ostrava 1992, pp274-278




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