The Educational Theories of Herbart and Froebel, Issue 4

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Teachers College, Columbia University, 1906 - Education - 120 pages

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Page 79 - Education consists in leading man, as a thinking, intelligent being, growing into selfconsciousness, to a pure and unsullied, conscious and free representation of the inner law of Divine Unity, and in teaching him ways and means thereto.
Page 63 - JG FICHTE'S POPULAR WORKS : The Nature of the Scholar— The Vocation of Man — The Doctrine of Religion. With a Memoir by William Smith, LL.D. Demy 8vo, pp. viii. and 564, cloth. 1873. 15s. FICHTE.— THE CHARACTERISTICS OF THE PRESENT AGE.
Page 98 - ... thinking is the outcome of the true Romantic impulse to revel in a content attained through intuition and symbolism rather than as a result of critical reflection. The natural trend of his mind was rather in the direction of great symbolic intuitions than of the somewhat arid ways of critical analysis. satisfactory basis for a philosophy of education than does pluralistic realism, and chiefly because Realism while conceiving the Absolute not as one but as many independent realities asserts the...
Page 34 - the French Revolution, Fichte's Wissenschaftslehre, and Goethe's Wilhelm Meister are the greatest tendencies of the age. The man who takes offence at this juxtaposition, to whom no Revolution can appear great which is not noisy and material, has not yet risen to the high and wide standpoint of the history of man.
Page 63 - I also thought number, form, and language are, together, the elementary means of instruction, because the whole sum of the external properties of any object is comprised in its outline and its number, and is brought home to my consciousness through language. It must then be an immutable law of the Art to start from and work within this threefold principle: 1.
Page 18 - If God held all truth shut in his right hand, and in his left nothing but the ever-restless instinct for truth, though with the condition of for ever and ever erring, and should say to me, Choose! I should bow humbly to his left hand, and say, Father, give ! pure truth is for Thee alone ! " It is not without reason that fame is awarded only after death.
Page 18 - Not the truth of which any one is, or supposes himself to be, possessed, -but the upright endeavor he has made to arrive at truth, makes the worth of the man. For not by the possession, but by the investigation, of truth are his powers expanded, wherein alone his ever-growing perfection consists. Possession makes us easy, indolent, proud. " If God held all truth shut in his right hand, and in his left...
Page 100 - ... faculties or capacities, existing behind these as a kind of (transcendental) substance or substratum, and before the objective world has as yet disturbed the pure unity of its essence. The view of evolutionary idealism is not that the mind is mere product or epiphenomenon, nor a mere transcendental spiritual substance which (so far as actual experience is concerned) is a pure abstraction but that it is a concrete specific activity constantly directed to the accomplishment of something, and not...
Page 24 - experience" must forever remain unaccounted for and unexplained so long as we remain in the belief that thought and nature, the rational and the sensible, are abstract opposites. The point of view, then, which Kant would have us take is this, that the science of being and the science of knowledge are organically one and inseparable. — However, Kant did not remain consistent in his conception of the relation of mind and matter. This is especially noticeable in his Lecture-Notes. In tracing the significance...
Page 44 - ... many-inone,' — an organic whole in which the opposition between the self and the external world is overcome. (For a more adequate statement than could justly be given in a brief outline of Hegel's interpretation of nature and history, especially the latter, on the basis of this theory of self -consciousness, see any one of the following works: Caird, Hegel; Harris, The Logic of Hegel; Wallace, art. Hegel in Eticyclopcedia Britannica.

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