The theme of "Institutions of Education: then and today" not only corresponds with the basic questions raised in German Idealism, but is also central to the question of whether it is legitimate to study German Idealism in our era. Elaborating on this project immediately raises the problem of institutional differentiation, which characterizes multicultural society. Does the variety of educational institutions not, by definition, exclude the shared conception and realization of adulthood that is presupposed by German Idealism? This book shows that German Idealism can still participate in the contemporary debate on education: it is not only helpful in raising relevant questions, but can also be transformed into positions which can deal with the pluriformity that characterizes contemporary society.
Paul G. Cobben, Ph.D. (1988) in Philosophy, University of Amsterdam, is Professor of Philosophy at Tilburg University. He has published extensively on Hegel and his actual meaning including The Nature of the Self. Recognition in the Form of Right and Morality (De Gruyter, 2009).
Institutions of Education: then and today Paul Cobben What is "desirable in relation to our whole state"? An approach to the educational goals of Kant's first Critique Sasa Josifovic Gottsched's Noble Lie. Moral Weeklies and the Educational Autonomy of Women Matt Hettche The actual meaning of Hegel's concept of education Paul Cobben Struggle for Recognition, Ethics of Recognition, Loss of Recognition Jean-Christophe Merle Recognition of individuals and cultures Ludwig Siep Globalization and the culture of education Ad Verbrugge Institutional autonomy and political vocation of the University. Which model of the `Republic of Scholars'? (Kant, Humboldt, Fichte) Quentin Landenne Is it still possible to recover Fichte's reflexions about education? Notes on Fichte's Aphorisms on Education (1804) Emiliano Acosta Education, Identity, Integrity. Hegel's socio-cultural Model of individuality from the perspective of his conception of modern civil society Erzsebet Rozsa Education in the multicultural society. The search for a `second family' Paul Cobben Being One's Own Self in a Fragmented Life. On the Problems of the Classical Ideals of Bildung under the Conditions of Current Social Reality Rainer Adolphi