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Pedagogics as a System   By: (1805-1879)

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Transcriber's note: Many words in the text are spelled with or without a hyphen; these are not corrected as both forms occur with almost same frequency and the hyphenated form might indicate an emphasis in words such as re formation.

PEDAGOGICS AS A SYSTEM.

By Dr. KARL ROSENKRANZ,

Doctor of Theology and Professor of Philosophy at the University of Königsberg.

TRANSLATED FROM THE GERMAN

By ANNA C. BRACKETT.

( Reprinted from Journal of Speculative Philosophy. )

ST. LOUIS, MO.: THE R. P. STUDLEY COMPANY, PRINTERS, CORNER MAIN & OLIVE STS. 1872.

Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1872, by WILLIAM T. HARRIS, In the Office of the Librarian of Congress at Washington.

ANALYSIS.

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PEDAGOGICS AS A SYSTEM.

[Inquiries from teachers in different sections of the country as to the sources of information on the subject of Teaching as a Science have led me to believe that a translation of Rosenkranz's Pedagogics may be widely acceptable and useful. It is very certain that too much of our teaching is simply empirical, and as Germany has, more than any other country, endeavored to found it upon universal truths, it is to that country that we must at present look for a remedy for this empiricism.

Based as this is upon the profoundest system of German Philosophy, no more suggestive treatise on Education can perhaps be found. In his third part, as will be readily seen, Rosenkranz follows the classification of National ideas given in Hegel's Philosophy of History. The word "Pedagogics," though it has unfortunately acquired a somewhat unpleasant meaning in English thanks to the writers who have made the word "pedagogue" so odious deserves to be redeemed for future use. I have, therefore, retained it in the translation.

In order that the reader may see the general scope of the work, I append in tabular form the table of contents, giving however, under the first and second parts, only the main divisions... Continue reading book >>




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