The Educational Ideal; An Outline Of Its Growth In Modern Times

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byJames Phinney Munroe

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1904. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER Vn. EOUSSEAU. The Child Has A Soul To Be Kept Puke. His Influence; His Character; The "confessions"; His Career; His Writings; ROUSSEAU AND LOCKE Contrasted; THE INTERDEPENDENCE OF RELIGION AND EDUCATION; THE FUNDAMENTAL IDEAS OF THE JANSENISTS AND OF ROUSSEAU J VIGILANCE; "EMILE " J ITS PRINCIPLES; THEIR ORIGIN; E'MILE's EDUCATION; ITS DETAILS; ITS FALLACIES; ITS TRUTHS; ITS INFLUENCE. Madame Db Stael redeems a commonplace preface to her immature Letters on Rousseau by one happy phrase. She characterizes Rousseau1 as "Him who has succeeded in making a passion of Virtue." With feminine instinct, she has seized a subtle fact missed by more learned critics. So far as epigram can go, she has probed the mystery of this weak man's power. Rousseau taught little that was new; he borrowed unblushingly from books that he affected to despise;2 he was an egotist, often illogical, not seldom insincere. How, then, did he and his books sway this rigid world so that it still trembles? Here in America he inspired the form of our Declaration of Independence and the doctrines of our Democratic party.8 In France his 1 CEuv. Comp., I. 4. 2 See, e.g., the denunciations of Cajot, Les plagiats de MT J. J. B. de Geneve sur Veduc. 8 Especially through Du contrat social. Many of Rousseau's ideas originated, however, with Locke, upon whose writings Jean-Jacques drew freely. absurdest paradoxes were law and gospel to the Jacobins. JEmile, an unpractical treatise merging into a tiresome romance, is the one book on education of which none will hesitate to say, "Here begins an era in social development." Yet it contains scarcely an idea that is not already in the Greek and Latin literatures, in Rabelais, Montaigne, or Locke. Whole passages even, if we put faith in his detractor...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1904. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER Vn. EOUSSEAU. The Child Has A Soul To Be Kept Puke. His Influence; His Character; The "confessions"; His Career; His W...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:84 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.17 inPublished:February 1, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217119654

ISBN - 13:9780217119658

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