Wpływ teorii pestalozziańskich na teorię i praktyki filozofii edukacji Josiah Warrena – geneza systemu





anarchism, education, Johannes H. Pestalozzi, Josiah Warren, New Harmony, William Maclure


The Influence of Pestalozzian Theories on the Theory and Practice of Josiah Warren's Philosophy of Education – The Genesis of the System

Josiah Warren is portrayed as the father of American individualist anarchism and the first American anarchist. This paper investigates his contribution to the development of educational theories and his educational practices, since for Warren, as many anarchists, education is the main path to create a new society. Warren’s educational theories and experiments originated mainly from his stay in New Harmony between 1825 and 1827, where he encountered innovative method of teaching that nurtured children’s independence, invented by Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi. Therefore, the aim of this text is to trace how Warren’s philosophy of education was shaped to become an essential element of his theory of stateless political and legal order and how Warren combined concepts of extreme individualism with his economic theories, such as equitable commerce and cost the limit of price. The knowledge of Warren’s New Harmony experience where he encountered William Maclure and Pestalozzian social reformers will enable the reader to better understand the framework of his own concept of education that he practiced at the Spring Hill School in Ohio.


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Author Biography

Magdalena Modrzejewska, Jagiellonian University in Kraków

Adiunkt w Instytucie Amerykanistyki i Studiów Polonijnych Uniwersytetu Jagiellońskiego. Autorka monografii oraz artykułów poświęconych amerykańskiej historii intelektualnej ze szczególnym uwzględnieniem radykalnych nurtów antyetatystycznych. Admiratorka malarstwa amerykańskiego okresu kolonialnego. Visiting Scholar w Boston University, Department of Philosophy 2006 oraz University of Toronto, Department of Philosophy 2010. Visiting professor na University of Rochester w 2010 oraz 2015; a także Visiting Scholar w Institute of American Thought, IUPUI w 2017-2018. Stypendystka Fundacji Fulbrighta - Senior Fulbright Fellow na University of Michigan, Ann Arbor 2011-2012.


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2021-12-16 — Updated on 2022-03-11


How to Cite

Modrzejewska, Magdalena. (2021) 2022. “Wpływ Teorii pestalozziańskich Na Teorię I Praktyki Filozofii Edukacji Josiah Warrena – Geneza Systemu”. Politeja 18 (6(75):359-78. https://doi.org/10.12797/Politeja.18.2021.75.18.



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