By N. Aloni
Drawing at the culture of Pragmatic Humanism, this booklet bargains another method of pondering and conversing approximately liberal and humanistic schooling that breaks unfastened from what Richard Rorty has known as "outworn vocabularies and attitudes." This publication: goals to arrive past and combine the Classical, Romantic, Existentialist, and Radical techniques; offers an integrative version of humanistic schooling that might deal with the wishes and traits of humanity in the beginning of the twenty first century; offers an old evaluation of valuable methods in humanistic schooling; makes a speciality of the foundations and methods of humanistic ethical schooling; concludes with a severe and prescriptive dialogue of humanistic schooling within the try out of present social, political, and cultural occasions.
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And even better: be ashamed of him! Perhaps he deceived you .... One repays a teacher badly if one always remains nothing but a pupil. You say you believe in Zarathustra? But what matters Zarathustra? Your are my believers - but what matter all believers? You had not yet sought yourselves: and you found me. Thus do all believers; therefore all faith amounts to so little. Now I bid you to loose me and find yourselves; and only when you have all denied me will I return to you ... with a different love shall I then love yoU.
55 An additional example of the character of existential education can be found in Martin Buber. In his article "The Education of Character," he opens with a presentation of an adamant position according to which no technical teaching or learning content can replace the present, spontaneous, full and concrete existence of the educator's personality: "Only in his whole being, in all his spontaneity can the educator truly affect the whole being of his pupil. For educating characters you do not need a moral genius, but you do need a man who is wholly alive and able to communicate himself directly to this fellow being.
We can learn from the following that Rousseau's conception of education was humanistic in the fullest and most basic sense of the word: In the social order where all positions are determined, each man ought to be raised for his. If an individual formed for his position leaves it, he is no longer fit for anything .... In the natural order, since men are all equal, their common calling is man's estate and whoever is well raised for that calling cannot fail to fulfill those callings related to it....