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Academic Journal of Humanities & Social Sciences, 2022, 5(14); doi: 10.25236/AJHSS.2022.051404.

Reformation of Divinity—— On the Nature and Characteristics of Children's Education in Hegel's Objective Spirit


Siyuan Wang

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Siyuan Wang

Department of Philosophy Teaching and Research, Daqing Administration Institute, Daqing 163000, China


In his philosophy of spirit(Geist), Hegel corresponds the "virtue of virginity, poverty, and obedience" of the evangelical exhortation (consilia evangelica) to the individual virtues of the ethical life, such as "family (marriage), civil society (rectitude), and the state (patriotism). This is a systematic statement of the spiritual characteristics of the ethical state in educating individuals. This shows that Hegel created a new system of education in his philosophy of spirit, which replaced the tradition of education from God to the father of the nation to the father of the family, and integrated the individual into the ethics to acquire the corresponding position and receive the indoctrination from the absolute spirit. Thus, after the child is born, he or she will face a second birth in order to welcome the reshaping of the ethical life, that is, the arrival of the individual spiritual life.


Hegel; Children education; Ethical life; Objective spirit

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Siyuan Wang. Reformation of Divinity—— On the Nature and Characteristics of Children's Education in Hegel's Objective Spirit. Academic Journal of Humanities & Social Sciences (2022) Vol. 5, Issue 14: 17-24. https://doi.org/10.25236/AJHSS.2022.051404.


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