The anti-Emile : reflections on the theory and practice of education against the principles of Rousseau
Source:St. Augustine's Press, South Bend, Ind., p.174 (2011)
Call Number:Cubb LB575 .G43 2011
Keywords:1712-1778, 1712-1778. Emile, Education--Early works to 1800, Jean-Jacques, Rousseau
Contents: Rousseau's seductive rhetoric -- Emile is an unreal abstraction -- Whether contrariety is part of man's original nature -- Whether the self is ordered to other selves from the beginning -- Whether self-interest is a sufficient foundation for moral social relationships -- Love of honor and the attraction to an idea of perfection are natural inclinations -- The attraction to moral virtue is a natural inclination -- Whether society corrupts man's natural goodness -- Whether society invents the fear of death and makes men cowards -- Whether laws and society reduce man to a servile state of dependency -- On the natural love of order and origins of society -- Man's reason, the natural analogue to animal instinct, requires education -- Whether children are capable of understanding moral categories -- On the importance of the fear of God in the moral education of children -- On the authority of fathers and the obedience of children -- On reasoning with children -- Rousseau's dialogue misrepresents how to reason morally with a child -- On a child's capacity for handling ideas -- On teaching fables -- On the study of languages, and especially latin -- On the study of history -- On the study of geography -- On the study of geometry -- Francis Bacon's observations on studying and reading -- The intellectual temperament of Rousseau's student -- On the native climate of the ideal student -- On the ideal student's physical constitution -- On the social status of Rousseau's student -- Insufficiency of philosophy for forming a national ethos.