(The role of moral education in Tobias Gottfried Schröer’s works)
Author: KOPČÁKOVÁ, Slávka
Source: Studia Historica Nitriensia, year: 2018, vol.: 22, number: 1, pages: 174-193
Abstract: The present study contributes an analysis of pedagogical and aesthetic- educational ideas contained in the works (textbooks, compendia) written by an aesthetician Tobias Gottfried Schröer (1791-1850). His ideas explicitly communicate his inclination towards moral and religious education. The perspective accounting for the coexistence of the moral and aesthetic is adopted to compare Schröer’s writings and ideas with those of his close contemporaries who lived and wrote in Upper Hungary in the 19th century. In the centre of attention is Andrej Vandrákʼs concept of ethics (as a perfect example of understanding the moral through the aesthetic aspects and through the dispositions of the human inner self), the aesthetics of Michal Greguš, Karol Kuzmány, and others. The aim of the study is, by means of comparison, to point to several solutions to the issue of the moral good that draw on at once identical and different sources in selected works of his contemporaries.
Keywords: moral education; aesthetic education; religious education; compendium; textbook; Tobias Gottfried Schröer;
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