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The Philosophical Basis of the Pedagogical Ethic by Antanas Maceina II

Author(s): Jonas Balčius
Subject(s): Philosophy
Published by: Visuomeninė organizacija »LOGOS«
Keywords: the individual; morals; nationality; nation; state; culture; religion; upbringing

Summary/Abstract: The article deals with the written heritage of Antanas Maceina (1908-1987), discussing and analyzing the views of this Lithuanian thinker related to the basic philosophical issues of the pedagogical ethic, formulated in his study National Upbringing. The study was based on his doctoral dissertation and was published as a separate book. It raises significant pedagogical issues in the national upbringing of the younger generation, as well as discussing the philosophical and ethical grounds for personal and civic formation. The article emphasizes and elucidates the relevance of this work by Maceina, its usefulness to the Lithuanian pedagogical and philosophical ethic, and the conceptual grounds of the problem. According to the author, Maceina continued the work of his teacher, S. Šalkauskis, forming a significant basis for an entirely new scientific direction in the pedagogy of upbringing. Certain ideas by the philosopher regarding the individual, the nation, national consciousness, the ethical nature of the national culture, and the purposes and tasks of its spread receive critical evaluation.

  • Issue Year: 2006
  • Issue No: 49
  • Page Range: 6-16
  • Page Count: 11
  • Language: Lithuanian