© 1963

Thoughts Concerning Education in the Works of Georg Christoph Lichtenberg

An Introductory Study in Comparative Education


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-X
  2. Svein Øksenholt
    Pages 1-6
  3. Svein Øksenholt
    Pages 7-19
  4. Svein Øksenholt
    Pages 20-29
  5. Svein Øksenholt
    Pages 30-38
  6. Svein Øksenholt
    Pages 39-46
  7. Svein Øksenholt
    Pages 47-52
  8. Svein Øksenholt
    Pages 53-56
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 66-89

About this book


This is an investigation of the thoughts concerning education in the writings of one of the most original educators of the eighteenth century. Unappreciated and largely overlooked - as was Schopenhauer - by the contemporary educators, Lichtenberg nevertheless presented his generation, and generations to come, with some of the most useful (a great life aim of Horace Mann!) suggestions pertaining to education that may possibly be found anywhere in the annals of classical edu­ cation. Beginning with a biographical sketch of Lichtenberg, it presents an analysis of his philosophy of education, discusses Lichtenberg's thoughts on pedagogy and curriculum, analyzes his conception of morals and religion to the extent that these ideas are specifically related to education, examines his notions of educational psychology, determines Lichtenberg's views on British education in the eighteenth century, compares some of Lichtenberg'S educational ideas in the works of contemporary thinkers and educators, notably Schopenhauer, J ames and Dewey. A concomitant aspect of this book is a portrayal of Lichtenberg as found in his works, viz., as a student, professor, philosopher, educator, moralist, psychologist, comparative educationist, as a searcher for absolute educational truth - attainable only in a world to come. San Diego State College SVEIN 0KSENHOLT, PH. D.


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Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Thoughts Concerning Education in the Works of Georg Christoph Lichtenberg
  • Book Subtitle An Introductory Study in Comparative Education
  • Authors Svein Øksenholt
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 1963
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Softcover ISBN 978-94-017-0008-5
  • eBook ISBN 978-94-015-7528-7
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages X, 89
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics International and Comparative Education
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