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"Man can only become a man by education. He is merely what education makes of him."
Views on education which mark a turning point in Western thought toward the liberal and democratic ideals that guide educational theory today.
"Kant's philosophy allowed an appeal to the heart against the cold dictates of theoretical reason. . . .His principle that every man is to be regarded as an end in himself is a form of the doctrine of the Rights of Man; and his love of freedom is shown in his saying (about children as well as adults) that there can be nothing more dreadful than that the actions of a man should be subject to the will of another."
Chapter I. Introduction 1
Chapter II. Physical Education 33
Chapter III. Instruction (Culture) 58
Chapter IV. Cultivation of the Mind 83
Chapter VI. Practical Education 95