By Dorothy G. Rogers
The yankee idealist move begun in St. Louis, Missouri in 1858, changing into extra influential as ladies joined and motivated its improvement. Susan Elizabeth Blow was once renowned as an educator and pedagogical theorist who based the 1st public kindergarten software in the USA (1873-1884). Anna C. Brackett was once a feminist and pedagogical theorist and the 1st woman primary of a secondary university (St. Louis general tuition, 1863-72). Grace C. Bibb used to be a feminist literary critic and the 1st girl dean on the collage of Missouri, Columbia (1878-84). American idealism took on a brand new shape within the Eighteen Eighties with the founding of the harmony institution of Philosophy in Massachusetts. Ellen M. Mitchell participated within the stream in either St. Louis and harmony. She was once one of many first ladies to coach philosophy at a co-educational collage (University of Denver, 1890-92). Lucia Ames Mead, Marietta Kies, and Eliza Sunderland joined the flow in harmony. Lucia Ames Mead grew to become a main pacifist theorist within the early 20th century. Kies and Sunderland have been one of the first girls to earn the Ph.D. in philosophy (University of Michigan, 1891, 1892). Kies wrote on political altruism and shared with Mitchell the excellence of educating at a coeducational establishment (Butler university, 1896-99). those have been the 1st American ladies as a gaggle to plunge into philosophy right, bridging these years among the beginner, paraprofessional educational thinker. Dorothy Rogers's new e-book finally offers them the eye they deserve.
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As a literary theorist and self-described "writer of books," Snider's chronicling of the group's growth and development and characterizations of its members in his work The St. Louis Movement in Philosophy is an invaluable resource. Closely associated with Harris in St. Louis and then later when Harris became a national figure, Snider described his friend as one of the most industrious people he had ever known. 37 Harris was unquestionably the group's leader in Snider's view as the chief implementer of its many ideas and visions for change.
Louis idealists saw the growth of an individual as possible only within society and education as a civilizing, even humanizing, force. No individual could be truly educated in isolation, apart from society; no society could attain true culture without educated individuals. Contrary to Rousseau, Harris and his colleagues believed that only by rehearsing the feats of our predecessors, by being schooled in human conventions, and by aspiring to reach human ideals are individuals truly educated. Harris and Blow were particularly insistent on this point.
Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1977), 16-17, in which Hegel claims that education "regarded from the side of universal Spirit . . " Hegel's fuller discussion of human knowledge as a phase of Spirit occurs in §§26~30. See especially Philosophy of Right, [S. W. ] (London: George Bell and Sons, 1896), §174, Addition; §175; §187, Note, (in which education or culture Bildung - is called a form of liberation); §239. Philosophy of Right, §153, Addition. See also §194, Note, for Hegel's claim that isolation is a form of savagery.