Lessings Education of the Human Race Volume 20 John Dearling Haney

ISBN: 9781230346151

Published: September 12th 2013

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Lessings Education of the Human Race Volume 20  by  John Dearling Haney

Lessings Education of the Human Race Volume 20 by John Dearling Haney
September 12th 2013 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, RTF | 20 pages | ISBN: 9781230346151 | 8.36 Mb

This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1908 edition. Excerpt: ... II I The Education ofMoreThis historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher.

Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1908 edition. Excerpt: ... II I The Education of the Human Race. i. Analysis. Hugo Goring, in the nineteenth volume of Lessings Sdmtliche Werke in the Cotta Library, writes the following introduction to Lessings tractate: The first half of this profound treatise, Lessing published in 1777 with the four Wolfenbuttel Fragments of an Unknown. ( JSS). In tne summer of 1777 he wrote the second half. In 1780 the conclusion appeared. In the meantime occurred the production of the dramatic poem Nathan the Wise. With the publication of the first 53 paragraphs, Lessing had remarked by way of self-criticism: The author of this work may not be, by any means, so heterodox as he, at first sight, appears to be.

He develops, in the course of his work, the relation of education to revelation- secures an insight into the stages of education and the progress of mankind- founds thereon his thoughts of true toleration- and arrives at an hypothesis of the transmigration of souls,1 upon which, to be sure, some small worth is to be laid but in which is to be discerned in a very much less degree the effective power of Lessings conception of the world.

In regard to this, Kuno Fischer remarks: It needed no palingenesis to perceive in the religions the great educational stages of mankind and thence to attain that religious point of view which rises high above trammeled faiths and instigates the virtue of true toleration, the opposite of all vices.

Whatever notion may be entertained of Lessings religious attitude it must be admitted that he stands for the following conceptions: 1. That there is a law in human history- 2. That in regard to this law everyone has a right to use his reason in the most liberal way- 1 Lessings idea is rather a re-incarnation than a...



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