Date of Award
Master's Essay - Restricted
Master of Education (MEd)
Roman A. Bernert
The paper deals with certain implications which philosophical and theological existentialism has for education. Since the existential state is one of passionate personal experience and free assertion, it cannot be expressed in terms of objective facts, or principles. The very desire to know and formulate knowledge is seriously questioned since man really stands in need of a will, not truth; power, not knowledge. For the existentialist the supreme concern of man is not to explain, change, or contemplate the world, but to live with free participation in it.
Johnson, John F., "German Protestant Existentialism and Education" (1965). Master's Essays (1922 - ). 1220.