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: of or relating to the German philosopher Herbart, his doctrines, or especially the educational system outlined by him and developed by his disciples


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plural -s
: one who supports or believes in Herbartian doctrines

Word History



Johann F. Herbart †1841 German philosopher + English -ian

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“Herbartian.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Herbartian. Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

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