Kant's conception of pedagogy : toward education for freedom
- Munzel, G. Felicitas.
- Evanston, Ill. : Northwestern University Press, 2012.
- Physical description
- xxvii, 438 p. ; 24 cm.
- Northwestern University topics in historical philosophy.
LB575 .K3 M86 2012
- Unknown LB575 .K3 M86 2012
- Includes bibliographical references (p. 385-420) and index.
- Part 1. Historic and philosophic context: eighteenth-century conceptions of education, Enlightenment, and human self-understanding
- 1. The eighteenth-century as a pedagogical age
- 2. Texts and movements: consequences of human self-understanding for conceptions of education
- Part 2. Attempt at a pedagogical instauration
- 3. Kant's idea of education
- 4. Formal transcendental principles for education for inner freedom: condition for and critical counterpart to external freedom
- 5. Toward material principles fulfilling formal conditions for education for freedom: philosophy as paideia and the liberal arts
- Epilogue: relevance for today.
- Publisher's Summary
- Although he was involved in the education debates of his time, it is widely held that in his mature philosophical writings Immanuel Kant is silent on the subject. In her groundbreaking "Kant's Conception of Pedagogy, " G. Felicitas Munzel finds extant in Kant's writings the so-called missing critical treatise on education; it appears in the Doctrines of Method with which he concludes each of his major works. Here Kant identifies the fundamental principles for the cultivation of reason's judgment when it comes to cognition, beauty, nature, and the exercise of morality while subject to the passions and inclinations that characterize the human experience. From her analysis, Munzel extrapolates principles for a cosmopolitan education that parallels the structure of Kant's republican constitution for perpetual peace. With the formal principles in place, the argument concludes with a query of the material principles that would fulfill the formal conditions required for an education for freedom.
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- Publication date
- G. Felicitas Munzel.
- Topics in historical philosophy