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dilettante

a person who loves the arts
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The persistence of such a denial in the academy, he maintains, will actually lead to the deliberate neglect of attention to values and ultimate reasons and the subsequent creation of a vacuum that will be filled by "demagogues and dilettanti." (34) Another objective element that necessarily enters into economics as a social science and thereby helps provide economics with a type of implicit moral structure is what Ropke calls "anthropological facts." (35) These are "anthropological constants" (36) that must be respected by economists just as much as they respect the fact that particular words mean specific things.
She was no member of the Society of Dilettanti, who would have been greedy to unbury, possess, and then display this disembodied sculpture back in England.
Unlike Banks's collection, which was accessible only to his circle of enlightened friends, scientists and members of the Society of Dilettanti, Lever's museum was didactic and open to all on payment of an admission charge.
riconobbero di essere entrati in guerra con "leggerezza", come dilettanti che non potevano essere presi seriamente dai soldati comuni, i cui stivali erano incrostati di realismo.
It was a time when many academic sceptics of the older generation still believed that one should not stray out of the safely demarcated ground of ones own discipline and that all those who dared to cross boundaries were mere dilettanti.
Horace Walpole was dismissive of the Society of Dilettanti, an aristocratic dining club established back in the 1730s.
Travels in Asia Minor and Greece: or, an Account of a Tour Made at the Expense of the Society of Dilettanti. London: Joseph Booker, 1817.
Some critics, for example, have snorted about the port-stained minute book of the Society of Dilettanti. Others have heaped criticism on these clubs as crude, corrupt cadres of social domination and control.