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The Person and Education

reviewed by Maxine Greene - 1965

coverTitle: The Person and Education
Author(s): H. O. Soberquist
Publisher: John Wiley, New York
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This book is, from one vantage point, a position paper on a philosophic outlook called "Empirical Personalism." From another, it is a call for a democratic school engaged in dialogue, staffed by teachers who are both empiricists and "witnesses"— and dedicated, above all things, to the "emergence of persons." But Professor Soderquist has also given us his credo here, his fundamental commitment as teacher and educational philosopher. His book, therefore, becomes a kind of log of an intellectual—or, perhaps, a sentimental—journey, concluding with the discovery that one can go home again. Home, for Harold Soderquist, is the belief called personalism, with its roots in nineteenth-century romantic idealism, its associations with Protestant theologies, its focus on metaphysics, values, and "the human person." Kant and Schiller are evoked as the personalists' inspiration; tendencies to personalism are marked in Josiah Royce, William James, and William E. Hocking. The author pays tribute to all of these;... (preview truncated at 150 words.)

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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 66 Number 6, 1965, p. 559-559
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 2598, Date Accessed: 6/12/2021 6:58:28 AM

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