Synopses & Reviews
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A pathbreaking work which draws out Goethe's pivotal influence on the development of Western society.
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Table of Contents
Abbreviations and Goethe EditionsAcknowledgementsIntroduction Goethe's Dynamic Philosophy: The Principle of Compensation Standards, Values and Contemporary Politics: Aristotle and Rousseau Reading Goethe for TodayChapter One: Faust, Capitalism, and Technology Dynamic Perspectives and Faust Faust as a Tragedy Faust's Loss of Soul Projected Modernisms Religion in a Capitalist World Beauty and the New EconomyChapter Two: Werther the Evangelical Part I: The Sorrows of Young Werther Pietism Werther's Pietism Werther's Catholic Vestiges Part II: The Legacy of the Novel Werther's Shared History with American Evangelicalism Goethe, Emerson, and American Spiritualism Hierarchy and Werther's Case against Grammar Chapter Three: Wilhelm Meister and Progressive Education Part I: Context and Contemporary Overview Pedagogy and Human Nature: Aristotle and Rousseau Teacher-Centered versus Student-Centered Models Today Part II: Wilhelm Meister's Apprenticeship The Arts versus Commerce Aristocratic Education and the Arts Part III: The Student-Centered and Teacher-Centered Classrooms Progressive, Student-Centered Models Business, Teacher-Centered Approaches Part IV: Wilhelm Meister's Journeyman Years: Hybrid Model of Education The Pedagogical Province Reverence Balancing the Democratic against the Aristocratic Liberal Education Goethe's Hybrid Educational ModelConclusionWorks Cited