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On Education

3.3 of 5 stars 3.30  ·  rating details  ·  61 ratings  ·  3 reviews
This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into pri ...more
Paperback, 148 pages
Published August 3rd 2010 by Nabu Press (first published 1803)
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Erik Graff
Nov 18, 2015 Erik Graff rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Kant fans
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The University of Michigan's Ann Arbor Paperback house should be ashamed of this book. This hardcover edition has nothing but the translated text. There are a few notes by the translator, but that's it. There is not even any indication of the publication history of the text! What ought have been provided is some background about the author, the text and the context in which it appeared so far as the history of educational theory is concerned.

So, here I'll give a little background: Kant was unusu
Bob Nichols
As man is naturally unruly, Kant states that the child must be molded into a cultured being who conducts his or her life according to maxims and principles. The end result is to bring our nature “nearer to perfection” and toward the perfecting of mankind.” The great task of education is “the perfection of human nature.” Goodness, the seed of perfection, lies within and “Providence has willed, that man shall bring forth for himself the good that lies hidden in his nature.” An education system dev ...more
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"Only the happy heart is able to find pleasure in the good."
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Immanuel Kant was an 18th-century philosopher from the Prussian city of Königsberg (now Kaliningrad, Russia). He's regarded as one of the most influential thinkers of modern Europe & of the late Enlightenment. His most important work is The Critique of Pure Reason, an investigation of reason itself. It encompasses an attack on traditional metaphysics & epistemology, & highlights his ow ...more
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