ERIC Number: EJ1172779
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Abstractor: As Provided
Werner Jaeger's "Paideia" and His 'Third Humanism'
Educational Philosophy and Theory, v50 n6-7 p682-691 2018
Werner Jaeger (1888-1961) was at his time the most brilliant and the most influential German classicist. His most important project was a tripartite study that he finally published under the title of "Paideia. Die Formung des griechischen Menschen" (1933-1947). "Paideia" was much more than a detailed scholarly book on pedagogy in the ancient world. It was an attempt to interpret the history of ancient thought--from Homeric epics to Attic tragedy and Platonic philosophy--as rooted in the intention to educate (or rather to 'form') human beings. And it was the attempt to contribute to a contemporary German movement called 'Third Humanism'. In this article, I give a critical overview of this work, its strengths and its shortcomings.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Identifiers - Location: Germany