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1.   Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel: Excerpts from Encyclopedia of the Philosophical Sciences in Outline (1817)
The philosopher Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel (1770-1831), the most eminent representative of German....
2.   Leopold von Ranke: Excerpts from Selected Works (1824-1881)
Leopold von Ranke (1795-1886) was one of the most important and prolific German historians of the....
3.   Friedrich August Ludwig von der Marwitz: Excerpt from the Essay "On the Causes of Crime Getting out of Hand" (1836)
Written by the Prussian noble landlord Friedrich August von der Marwitz (1777-1838), this essay relates to contemporary discussions about the expansion of public education for the lower classes,....
4.   Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel: Excerpts from Lectures on the Philosophy of History (1837)
The first edition of Hegel's Lectures on the Philosophy of World History, first published....
5.   Alexander von Humboldt: Excerpts from Cosmos (1845-58)
Toward the end of his life, the geographer, naturalist and explorer Alexander von Humboldt (1769-1859)....
6.   Friedrich Diesterweg: "An Educator's Little Book of Crabs" (1856)
Friedrich Adolf Diesterweg (1790-1866), a schoolteacher and prominent proponent of progressive pedagogy, used the title of his essay to criticize the reactionary nature of advocates of traditional....
7.   Hermann von Helmholtz: Excerpts from a Speech Given on the Occasion of his Appointment as Pro-Rector at the University of Heidelberg (1862)
Opposing Hegel's ideal of a philosophical unity of knowledge, the physicist Hermann von Helmholtz....
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