On the Nature of the Scholar
These Lectures make no claim to the character of a Literary Work such as I have endeavoured to depict in the tenth of them, but are spoken discourses, which I commit to the press in the hope that they may thus be useful to some who had no opportunity of hearing them. They may also be considered as a new and improved edition of the Lectures on the Vocation of the Scholar, which I published twelve years ago;—the task being executed in such a manner as was possible under the conditions laid upon me. And were I called to account for the way in which I have fulfilled my vocation as a public teacher in Erlangen, I should have no objection to these Lectures being taken as an element in the judgment. Further, I have nothing to say about them to the reading public, with whom I feel a constantly increasing dislike to hold communication.
- Berlin, January 1806.
Table of contents
- Lecture 1: General Plan
- Lecture 2: Closer Definition of the Meaning of the Divine Idea
- Lecture 3: Of the Progressive Scholar Generally
- Lecture 4: Of Integrity in Study
- Lecture 5: How the Integrity of the Student Manifests Itself
- Lecture 6: Of Academical Freedom
- Lecture 7: Of the Finished Scholar in General
- Lecture 8: Of the Scholar as Ruler
- Lecture 9: Of the Scholar as Teacher
- Lecture 10: Of the Scholar as Author