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Неофит Бозвели и детската възраст
Neofit Bozveli and Childhood

Author(s): Nadia Danova
Subject(s): History, Language and Literature Studies, Cultural history, Studies of Literature, History of ideas, Modern Age
Published by: Институт за литература - БАН
Keywords: Neofit Bozweli; History of Childhood; Child, Bulgarian 19th Century; Greek Enlightenment; John Locke; Aristotle.

Summary/Abstract: The study focuses on Neofit Bozveli’s views on childhood revealed in his writings and biography. One of his strongest messages is his belief that a kid’s mind is a tabula rasa. He pleads for a new understanding of childhood as a stage in human development, requiring adults specific treatment. His views on the power model in the family and society remain traditional, as he regards the infant as "imperfect" and the child deprived of the knowledge and experience that would entitle him to autonomous decisions.

  • Issue Year: 63/2020
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 31-69
  • Page Count: 39
  • Language: Bulgarian