Universitatea București, Facultatea de Litere; University of Bucharest, Faculty of Letters
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On True Education
Wilhelm von Humboldt is often invoked as the father of the modern research university ideal, but it is not always very clear what precisely that ideal consisted of and what its philosophical underpinnings were at the time. In this essay I set out to prove that they were in fact more radical than it is usually assumed and to discuss their often hollow application in modern higher education systems.
Keywords: Wilhelm von Humboldt, the research university, Western educational ideals, nineteenth century philosophy
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