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Humboldt and the Modern German University : An Intellectual History

Östling, Johan LU (2018)
Abstract
This book is about the idea of the university in modern Germany. Its primary focus is how the transformation of the Humboldtian tradition gave direction to debates around higher education. By combining approaches from intellectual history, conceptual history and the history of knowledge, the study investigates the ways in which Humboldt’s ideas have been appropriated for various purposes in different historical contexts and epochs. Ultimately, it shows that Humboldt’s ideals are not timeless – they are historical phenomena and have always been determined by the predicaments and issues of the day. Nevertheless, many of the key concepts and fundamental ideas have endured throughout the twentieth century, though they have been interpreted in... (More)
This book is about the idea of the university in modern Germany. Its primary focus is how the transformation of the Humboldtian tradition gave direction to debates around higher education. By combining approaches from intellectual history, conceptual history and the history of knowledge, the study investigates the ways in which Humboldt’s ideas have been appropriated for various purposes in different historical contexts and epochs. Ultimately, it shows that Humboldt’s ideals are not timeless – they are historical phenomena and have always been determined by the predicaments and issues of the day. Nevertheless, many of the key concepts and fundamental ideas have endured throughout the twentieth century, though they have been interpreted in different ways. (Less)
Abstract (Swedish)
This book is about the idea of the university in modern Germany. Its primary focus is how the transformation of the Humboldtian tradition gave direction to debates around higher education. By combining approaches from intellectual history, conceptual history and the history of knowledge, the study investigates the ways in which Humboldt’s ideas have been appropriated for various purposes in different historical contexts and epochs. Ultimately, it shows that Humboldt’s ideals are not timeless – they are historical phenomena and have always been determined by the predicaments and issues of the day. Nevertheless, many of the key concepts and fundamental ideas have endured throughout the twentieth century, though they have been interpreted in... (More)
This book is about the idea of the university in modern Germany. Its primary focus is how the transformation of the Humboldtian tradition gave direction to debates around higher education. By combining approaches from intellectual history, conceptual history and the history of knowledge, the study investigates the ways in which Humboldt’s ideas have been appropriated for various purposes in different historical contexts and epochs. Ultimately, it shows that Humboldt’s ideals are not timeless – they are historical phenomena and have always been determined by the predicaments and issues of the day. Nevertheless, many of the key concepts and fundamental ideas have endured throughout the twentieth century, though they have been interpreted in different ways. (Less)
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historia, idéhistoria, kunskapshistoria, universitetshistoria, Tyskland, universitet, högre utbildning, Wilhelm von Humboldt
pages
292 pages
publisher
Lund University Press
ISBN
978-91-983768-1-4
978-91-983768-0-7
project
History of Knowledge
language
English
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yes
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Lund University Press books are published in collaboration with Manchester University Press First published by Atlantis, Stockholm, in 2016, as Humboldts universitet: Bildning och vetenskap i det moderna Tysklands historia ISBN 978-91-7353-856-5
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c9c4e8eb-ac38-4112-bf65-05459f76efdb
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  author       = {Östling, Johan},
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  language     = {eng},
  publisher    = {Lund University Press},
  title        = {Humboldt and the Modern German University : An Intellectual History},
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  year         = {2018},
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