TITLE

REALIZING THE NATURAL SELF: ROUSSEAU AND THE CURRENT SYSTEM OF EDUCATION

AUTHOR(S)
Peckover, Christopher
PUB. DATE
January 2012
SOURCE
Philosophical Studies in Education;2012, Vol. 43, p84
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The author comments on philosopher Jean-Jacques Rousseau's argument that proper education involves allowing Nature to teach humans based on their nature. Rousseau suggested that Nature, things and man are the three teachers that education humans, with Nature as the master teacher. The author points that self-preservation and compassion are the fundamental characteristics of Nature. He further asserts that to realize his natural self, a child should be able to freely explore his natural urges.
ACCESSION #
91977653

 

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