This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1847. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... ments of their physical, intellectual, andMoreThis historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher.
1847. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... ments of their physical, intellectual, and moral faculties, which will at the same time promote the happiness of their fellow-creatures- and to look with loathing and disgust on the mere suggestion of extracting pleasure from what causes, in the remotest degree, the demoralization or misery of others Education. There cannot, perhaps, be a more appropriate method of summing up, and at the same time of practically applying what has gone before, than to attempt it in connexion with a few remarks upon education.
In doing this, we may be compelled to travel occasionally beyond the mere precincts of the understanding: the understanding being one only of the many subjects involved in the theory and practice, or science and art, of education. Another excuse for an occasional deviation of this kind will readily suggest itself to the thoughtful reader. However useful it may be for the purpose of undisturbed and accurate investigation, to make a separation and classification of mans faculties, the work of deducing rules for the formation of character and the control and direction of conduct, can only be accomplished by embracing in our thoughts all those faculties as one comprehensive whole.
Hence, in treating of education in this place, it would be inexpedient, as well as difficult, to be strictly confined within the limits of what pertains to the understanding merely- and for transgressing these limits no apology need be offered. The state of existence into which man is born is abundantly supplied with the means of enjoyment, it is also beset with various causes of suffering and misery. The object and aim in education should be so to conduct it that every man may have as large a provision as possible of the means of enjoyment, and be protected as much as possible again...