By A. B McKillop
Targeting the concept of Canada's significant scientists, philosophers, and clerics - males akin to William Dawson and Daniel Wilson, John Watson and W.D. LeSeur, G.M. furnish and Salem Bland - A Disciplined Intelligence starts by way of reconstructing the significant strands of highbrow and ethical orthodoxy frequent in Anglo-Canadian schools at the eve of the Darwinian revolution. those comprise Scottish good judgment philosophy and the average theology of William Paley. The damaging effect of evolutionary principles on that orthodoxy and the main exponents of the recent different types of social evolution - Spencerian and Hegelian alike - are tested intimately. via the 20th century the centre of Anglo-Canadian idea have been reworked via what had develop into a brand new, evolutionary orthodoxy. The legacy of this effective highbrow stream, British idealism, used to be colossal. It helped to break Protestant denominationalism, give you the philosophical middle of the social gospel move, and represent an important strength at the back of the construction of the United Church of Canada. through the 19th century and carrying on with into the 20th, although, the ethical primary in Anglo-Canadian concept remained a relentless presence.
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While the vigor of young life is yet yours, and you have before you the experience of all other nations, . . it becomes an act of duty, of true patriotism, to give to your children the best education which lies in your power. 11 What most Anglo-Canadians feared in the critical spirit of their age was not that this spirit inhibited creativity in education. Mrs. Moodie's plea indicates that there was very little that was creative, little extension of the boundaries of human knowledge, in education as they conceived it.
To promote this object, in the most comprehensive sense, is the design of this institution—embracing as it does . . 39 Ryerson's design for a liberal education entailed the construction of two academic programs: first, a preparatory level, "requisite for the ordinary duties of life," intended for those who did not plan to go to college,- second, a collegiate level for those who were to engage in "professional pursuits," such as the ministry, law, politics, and business. When speaking of the preparatory level, Ryerson placed no little emphasis upon the study of the English language and literature, in the hope that students would be inspired to emulate British philosophers and historians, orators and poets, as much as they already did Plato and Aristotle through 18 Chapter One their study of the classics.
The number and the successive editions of such works amply attest to the enquiring but unsettled state of the public mind. One cannot mingle much in society without finding that a large proportion of the well educated classes are conversant with the questions which arise from the apparent conflict of faith and reason, and the difficulties started by the progress of science. 17 As Primarius Professor of Theology, Principal Leitch believed that the major way he could help to combat the dangers inherent in such unbridled speculation was to keep his theology students aware not only of "the various forms .