Skoči na glavni sadržaj

Izvorni znanstveni članak

Reconstructing Leibniz’s Educational Theory. Contribution to the Study of an Unresearched Part of Leibniz’s Philosophy

Saša Popović orcid id ; Univerzitet u Beogradu, Filozofski fakultet, Čika Ljubina 18–20, RS–11000 Beograd

Puni tekst: hrvatski pdf 419 Kb

str. 793-812

preuzimanja: 224


Puni tekst: engleski pdf 419 Kb

str. 812-812

preuzimanja: 101



This paper presents a historical-philosophical reconstruction of Leibniz’s theory of education. In the introduction, I point out the exegetical problems involved in locating Leibniz’s “philosophy of education” within the broader corpus of his works and in uncovering an appropriate theoretical framework within which it is possible to contextualise and reconstruct Leibniz’s thought on education. It is then shown that this framework is provided by Leibniz’s practical philosophy, i.e. his ideas about the optimal state and the common good. I analyse the key theses of Leibniz’s ethics and political philosophy to uncover the background of the idea of the respublica optima and explain how education, in Leibniz’s view, should enable the perfection of the individual and society and contribute to the realisation of the common good. Finally, it is argued that in his educational project Leibniz articulated an idea of the Enlightenment that is far more progressive than the educational ideas of the philosophers we usually associate with the eighteenth-century Enlightenment.

Ključne riječi

Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz; education; educational reform; curricular reform; progress; perfectionism; the common good; respublica optima; theoria cum praxi

Hrčak ID:



Datum izdavanja:


Podaci na drugim jezicima: hrvatski

Posjeta: 881 *