By Heiner Ullrich
Rudolf Steiner is no doubt an incredible philosopher in schooling. Heiner Ullrich's quantity deals the main coherent account of Steiner's academic inspiration. This paintings is split into: highbrow biography; severe exposition of Steiner's paintings; The reception and impact of Steiner's paintings; and, The relevance of the paintings today.This is an immense foreign reference sequence offering entire debts of the paintings of seminal academic thinkers from quite a few sessions, disciplines and traditions. it's the such a lot bold and prestigious such venture ever released - a definitive source for no less than a iteration. The thinkers comprise: Aquinas, Aristotle, Bourdieu, Bruner, Dewey, Foucault, Freire, Holt, Kant, Locke, Montessori, Neill, Newman, Owen, Peters, Piaget, Plato, Rousseau, Steiner, Vygotsky, West and Wollstonecraft.
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Extra info for Rudolf Steiner (Continuum Library Of Educational Thought)
His nascent project of an anthroposophy 'art' is a risky attempt to present statements from theosophical secret teachings, supplemented by his own views, as results of a scientific, that is to say methodogically proven and inter-subjectively verifiable epistemological process. All existing biographies of Steiner show that he succeeds in enforcing his view of his development on his devotees, which sees his movement from the position of an individual anarchist, to that of head of the German theosophists, as one continual educational process.
He turned to the first practitioners of his anthroposophical pedagogy and asked with pathos: And is it not a holy religious duty to nurture through education the godly-spiritual in every man who is born, appears, and reveals himself? Is the service of education not a religious cult in the highest sense of the word? Should not all our most sacred human impulses that are devoted to religious feeling flow into the alter service we perform when we seek to educate the divine and spiritual in man that we find in the developing child!
While in the musical world 'Neue Musik' emerges following impressionism, in visual arts Art Nouveau ('Jugendstil') is gaining ground and there are hints of the upcoming expressionism, which reaches its pinnacle in Bauhaus. Rudolf Steiner also identifies the new century with the hope of a spiritual renewal of cultural life. While on the lookout for like-minded souls he joined two organizations founded in 1900: the circle of the 'Kommenden', the 'Up-and-Coming', provides a forum for young writers, artists and intellectuals, and the 'Giordano-Bruno Federation', which represents a monistic world view (in the sense of Haeckel's evolutionism).