By Dorothy G. Rogers
The yankee idealist circulate began in St. Louis, Missouri in 1858, turning into extra influential as girls joined and motivated its improvement. Susan Elizabeth Blow used to be popular as an educator and pedagogical theorist who based the 1st public kindergarten application in the USA (1873-1884). Anna C. Brackett was once a feminist and pedagogical theorist and the 1st woman critical of a secondary college (St. Louis general university, 1863-72). Grace C. Bibb used to be a feminist literary critic and the 1st woman dean on the collage of Missouri, Columbia (1878-84). American idealism took on a brand new shape within the Eighties with the founding of the harmony institution of Philosophy in Massachusetts. Ellen M. Mitchell participated within the flow in either St. Louis and harmony. She was once one of many first ladies to educate philosophy at a co-educational collage (University of Denver, 1890-92). Lucia Ames Mead, Marietta Kies, and Eliza Sunderland joined the circulation in harmony. Lucia Ames Mead turned a main pacifist theorist within the early 20th century. Kies and Sunderland have been one of the first girls to earn the Ph.D. in philosophy (University of Michigan, 1891, 1892). Kies wrote on political altruism and shared with Mitchell the excellence of training at a coeducational establishment (Butler collage, 1896-99). those have been the 1st American ladies as a gaggle to plunge into philosophy right, bridging these years among the novice, paraprofessional educational thinker. Dorothy Rogers's new ebook eventually provides them the eye they deserve.
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The women did not petition for membership, even when the Society reorganized in 1871. If they had drawn attention to the issue, it is likely that Harris and his colleagues would have reconsidered their policy regarding membership. While it is difficult to trace the level of participation of women within the Philosophical Society, information is available outside of Harris's Record Book. For instance, Snider considered Susan Blow to be one of the movement's leading members. Appropriately, Blow contributed a translation of Goeschel on immortality as a series in JSP.
Louis idealists, society was meant to foster rather than to stunt individual growth. The St. Louis group shared Hegel's objection to the view of education put forth in Rousseau's Emile in which a child is to be kept away from the corrupting forces of society. Hegel insisted that "pedagogical experiments in removing people from the ordinary life of the present and bringing them up in the country (cf. " In fact, in Hegel's view education in isolation was not education at all, but was instead a form of savagery.
Louis high school, then principal of the normal school (succeeding Anna Brackett) and high school, and finally the superintendent of the St. Louis schools. Soldan had a close working relationship with Harris, even after the latter had left St. Louis in 1880, corresponding with him until Soldan's death in 1908. During this time, they worked together to plan National Education Association meetings and eagerly recommended each other for speaking engagements. Most of Soldan's lectures and writings centered on education.
America's First Women Philosophers: Transplanting Hegel, 1860-1925 (Continuum Studies in American Philosophy) by Dorothy G. Rogers