SciELO - Scientific Electronic Library Online

 número40Stephen Ball e a educaçãoVersão forte ou versão matizada das teorias da reprodução cultural? Uma discussão índice de autoresíndice de assuntospesquisa de artigos
Home Pagelista alfabética de periódicos  

Serviços Personalizados




Educação em Revista

versão impressa ISSN 0102-4698


LOSURDO, Domenico. Hegel, the school, work division and the freedom of the modern. Educ. Rev. [online]. 2004, n.40, pp.29-60. ISSN 0102-4698.

The point of depart of the present text is the following question: would Hegel have been a liberal? To answer it we will confront the arguments of recognized philosopher from the liberal tradition ad those elaborated by Hegel about school  and its relationship to the State, the church, the social immobility and mobility, formation and work. Under the influence of the principle of obligatory instruction, made firm by the French Revolution and object of  furious contestation by Restoration the-orists, Humbold defends that the instruction is not under the responsibility of the State, but goes beyond its limitation. Hegel, to the opposite, sustains that the society has right and also the duty of interfering in the educational field. His strong argumentation in favor of an State active in school policies and also in the determination and in the control of the curriculum contents do not sound as a liberal tradition. However, on the other hand, at the same time, he supports the segregation between church and State. Hegel defends the liberal conscience of logical thinking, expressing the best of liberalism. Would he be a liberal or not? The analysis of the high-school principal positions, who claim for better elementary school and theorizes about the obligatory instruction, the philosopher who protests against children working on fabrics, the professor who insists about the connection between culture and profession and who, about himself, does not hesitate to mention in a letter that he would not have study and philosophy teaching without his job, his ‘bread and water’, could not have been reached based on limited conceptual schemes, but starts by considering the problems and fights of that time. This is the proposal of this article.

Palavras-chave : Public School; Liberalism; Work and Education.

        · resumo em Português | Espanhol     · texto em Português     · Português ( pdf )