chapter  9
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Intellectual Education

Pestalozzi was clear in his mind where lay the difference between his methods of instruction and those of his contemporaries:

In the one case the child and all his capacities will be stimulated earlier and activated, in the other the innermost being of the child will be forced into an emptiness, a desert, which despite the skill with which the world attempts to conceal it, will appear obvious to everyone from the moment its opposite has been shown to be undeniably true.1