The Meaning of Education: Contributions to a Philosophy of Education

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C. Scribner's Sons, 1915 - Education - 385 pages
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Page 108 - Now I say: man and generally any rational being exists as an end in himself, not merely as a means to be arbitrarily used by this or that will...
Page 69 - Truth is within ourselves ; it takes no rise From outward things, whate'er you may believe. There is an inmost centre in us all, Where truth abides in fulness ; and around, Wall upon wall, the gross flesh hems it in, This perfect, clear perception— which is truth. A baffling and perverting carnal mesh Binds it, and makes all error : and to KNOW Rather consists in opening out a way Whence the imprisoned splendour may escape, Than in effecting entry for a light Supposed to be without.
Page 316 - The great trust now descends to new hands. Let us apply ourselves to that which is presented to us as our appropriate object. We can win no laurels in a war for independence. Earlier and worthier hands have gathered them all. Nor are there places for us by the side of Solon, and Alfred, and other founders of States. Our fathers have filled them.
Page 336 - For the purpose of public instruction, we hold every man subject to taxation in proportion to his property, and we look not to the question, whether he himself have, or have not, children .to be benefited by the education for which he pays. We regard it as a wise and liberal sysiem of police, by which property, and life, and the peace of society are secured.
Page 204 - What is it that solidity and extension inhere in," he would not be in a much better case than the Indian before mentioned, who, saying that the world was supported by a great elephant, was asked, what the elephant rested on "? to which his answer was, " A great tortoise :" but being again pressed to know what gave support to the broad-backed tortoise, replied, — something, he knew not •what.
Page 114 - No reception without reaction, no impression without correlative expression, — this is the great maxim which the teacher ought never to forget. An impression which simply flows in at the pupil's eyes or ears, and in no way modifies his active life, is an impression gone to waste. It is physiologically incomplete. It leaves no fruits behind it in the way of capacity acquired. Even as...
Page 336 - We regard it as a wise and liberal system of police, by which property, and life, and the peace of society are secured. We seek to prevent in some measure the extension of the penal code, by inspiring a salutary and conservative principle of virtue and of knowledge in an early age.
Page 320 - I have seen the sea lashed into fury and tossed into spray, and its grandeur moves the soul of the dullest man. But I remember that it is not the billows, but the calm level of the sea from which all heights and depths are measured.
Page 278 - Denn nur der große Gegenstand vermag Den tiefen Grund der Menschheit aufzuregen; Im engen Kreis verengert sich der Sinn, Es wächst der Mensch mit seinen größern Zwecken.
Page 76 - Hence it is evident that the state is a creation of nature, and that man is by nature a political animal. And he who by nature and not by mere accident is without a state, is either above humanity, or below it; he is the "Tribeless, lawless, hearthless one...

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