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ERIC Number: EJ942047
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Apr
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1857
The Neo-Humanistic Concept of "Bildung" Going Astray: Comments to Friedrich Schiller's Thoughts on Education
Vinterbo-Hohr, Aagot; Hohr, Hansjorg
Educational Philosophy and Theory, v38 n2 p215-230 Apr 2006
Friedrich Schiller (1759-1805), German poet, dramatist, philosopher and publisher, was a prominent contributor to the educational neo-humanistic concept of Bildung at the threshold to Romanticism. Schiller assigns a pivotal role to the aesthetic education arguing that aesthetic activity reconciles sensuousness and reason and thereby creates the precondition of knowledge and morality. The article examines elitist and sexist traits in Schiller's work and whether they are constitutive to his theory of aesthetics and education. By identifying problems in the philosophical foundations of the concept of Bildung the authors wish to contribute to its ongoing reconstruction in the Nordic Countries.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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