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Authorร{152}ksenholt, Svein. author
TitleThoughts Concerning Education in the Works of Georg Christoph Lichtenberg [electronic resource] : An Introductory Study in Comparative Education / by Svein ร{152}ksenholt
ImprintDordrecht : Springer Netherlands, 1963
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Descript X, 89 p. 1 illus. online resource


This is an investigation of the thoughts concerning education in the writings of one of the most original educators of the eighteenth century. Unappreciated and largely overlooked - as was Schopenhauer - by the contemporary educators, Lichtenberg nevertheless presented his generation, and generations to come, with some of the most useful (a great life aim of Horace Mann!) suggestions pertaining to education that may possibly be found anywhere in the annals of classical eduยญ cation. Beginning with a biographical sketch of Lichtenberg, it presents an analysis of his philosophy of education, discusses Lichtenberg's thoughts on pedagogy and curriculum, analyzes his conception of morals and religion to the extent that these ideas are specifically related to education, examines his notions of educational psychology, determines Lichtenberg's views on British education in the eighteenth century, compares some of Lichtenberg's educational ideas in the works of contemporary thinkers and educators, notably Schopenhauer, James and Dewey. A concomitant aspect of this book is a portrayal of Lichtenberg as found in his works, viz., as a student, professor, philosopher, educator, moralist, psychologist, comparative educationist, as a searcher for absolute educational truth - attainable only in a world to come. SVEIN 0KSENHOLT, PH. D


I. Georg Christoph Lichtenberg: Biography -- The Teacher -- The Faculty Member -- The Colleague -- The Man -- II. Lichtenbergโ{128}{153}s Philosophy of Education -- Definitions -- Existence -- Nonexistence -- Dreams -- Weltanschauung -- Pessimism -- Scepticism -- Superstition -- Happiness -- Epistemology -- Immanuel Kant -- III. Pedagogy and Curriculum -- Religion -- Methodology -- Status Quo -- Reading: A National Disease -- Lichtenberg: An Intuitive Pedagogue -- The Natural Sciences -- The Modern Curriculum -- Theological Evolution -- Astronomy -- The Modern Languages -- History Versus Historicism -- The Classical Writers -- IV. Religion -- Definition -- Religion Versus Religiosity -- Teleological Religion -- Reason -- God -- The Bible -- Doctrines -- Morality -- V. Psychology Applied to Education -- Physiognomy -- Theories of Learning -- Observation: Introspection -- Teacher Training -- Psychological-Physiological Learning Factors -- Health -- Formal Discipline -- Discipline -- Visual Aids -- The Foreign Languages -- VI. British Educationalism -- England -- Lichtenberg; A True Friend -- British Writers -- British Character -- Germanic-English Education -- VII. Schopenhauer and Education -- Schopenhauerโ{128}{153}s Lichternbeg -- Philosophy -- Curriculum and Pedagogy -- Religion -- Psychology Applied to Education -- VIII. Lichtenbergโ{128}{153}s Thoughts Concerning Education: An Evaluation -- Lichtenbergโ{128}{153}s Philosophy Applied to Education -- Lichtenbergโ{128}{153}s Curriculum -- Religious Instruction -- Psychology Applied to Education: The Soul -- Empirical Psychology -- William James -- Truth -- John Dewey -- Final Summary -- Notes -- I -- II -- III -- IV -- V -- VI -- VII -- VIII

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