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Author Gill, Natasha.

Title Educational philosophy in the French enlightenment : from nature to second nature / Natasha Gill
Published Farnham, Surrey, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, [2010]
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Description 1 online resource (vi, 306 pages)
Contents Locke's Educational Theory in Relation to his Philosophical and Political Thought -- The Natural External : Locke's Some Thoughts Concerning Education -- Locke : Father of Social Engineering or Champion of Liberty in Education? -- Sources of French Educational Thought and the Legacy of the Jesuits -- Childhood and Education in the Works of Claude Fleury, Charles Rollin, and Jean-Pierre de Crousaz -- "The Limits of Reform" and the Concept of Utility in Fleury, Rollin, Crousaz, and Mme de Lambert -- Educational Theory at Mid-century -- Morelly and Individual Education : Essai sur l'esprit humain -- Morelly and Social Education : Essai sur le coeur humain -- Morelly and the Politicization of Education -- The Scandal Over Helvetius's De l'Esprit and the Origins of the Helvetius-Rousseau Controversy -- Helvetius's De l'Esprit : The Argument for Full Equality -- Rousseau's Emile, Books I -- III : Individual Education -- Emile, Books IV -- V, and Emile et Sophie, ou les solitaires : Social and Moral Education -- The Expulsion of the Jesuits and the Educational Reformers of the 1760s -- The Influence of Educational-Philosophical Concepts on the Reform Plans of the 1760s -- Disciples and Critics : The Impact of French Enlightenment Educational Thought -- Appendix 1. Rousseau's Appropriation of Morelly -- Appendix 2. Helvetius's Critique of Rousseau's Educational Theory -- Appendix 3. Education in the Encyclopedie
Summary Natasha Gill offers the first comprehensive analysis of French educational thought before Rousseau. She situates Emile in the context of a pedagogical debate that had been under way for a century before its publication, reveals the importance of key transitional figures such as Etienne-Gabriel Morelly, and shows how French theorists came to see education as a vehicle through which individual liberation, social harmony and political unity could be achieved
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 279-295) and index
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Subject Education -- France -- History -- 17th century.
Education -- France -- History -- 18th century.
Education -- France -- Philosophy.
Education, Humanistic -- France -- History -- 17th century.
Education, Humanistic -- France -- History -- 18th century.
Enlightenment -- France.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2010031014
ISBN 1409406202 (electronic bk.)
9781409406204 (electronic bk.)