The Mottoes and Commentaries of Friedrich Froebel's Mother Play

The Mottoes and Commentaries of Friedrich Froebel's Mother Play

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The Mottoes and Commentaries of Friedrich Froebel's Mother Play

The Mottoes and Commentaries of Friedrich Froebel's Mother Play

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"Beware," says Emerson, "when the great God lets loose a thinker on this planet: then all things are at risk." Something over a century ago, Immanuel Kant, a little old bachelor of Königsberg, "by whose punctual walk his neighbours set their watches," and who "in the ordinary sense of the words had neither life nor history," was troubled in spirit over current theories with regard to the nature and source of human knowledge. To-day we live in a world where everything great and small owns his influence. "He conquered for his people the empire of the air." Indirectly, he also gave them their visible empire; for it was his first great disciple, Fichte, who, fired by the Critique of Practical Reason, created the national school system of Germany, and, by developing the intelligence and rousing the patriotism of his countrymen, set in motion the influences whose outcome has been the political independence and solidarity of the German . . .

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