Fichte's concept of the educated man and the idea of education
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The ultimate target of Johann Gottlieb Fichte's philosophical system was revealing the capacity of an independent creative individual and the autonomy of his mind, which is connected with Fichte's concept of the educated man and the idea of education. Fichte believes that the educated person is called to be the teacher of mankind whose outlook, not limited just to the present moment, takes in the future as well and whose responsibility does not rest only with the present, but with the future motivation of human race. The worthy aim of the educated individual's social commitment being to refine the whole person, this cannot be pursued by someone who alone is not essentially good. One does not teach others through words, more effective is setting a good example for its strength rests solely on our social activities. Hence the educated person's aspirations cannot be achieved without our ability to receive and to give.
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