Anna C. Brackett

Nationality : American
Birth : 1836
Death : 1911
About : Anna Brackett was an American female philosopher known for being a translator, feminist, and an educator. She is known for being one of the most important educators among women, but her philosophical achievements are oftentimes overlooked. She translated Karl Rosenkranz's Pedagogics as a System and wrote The Education of American Girls, a response to arguments against the coeducation of males and females. In 1861, Anna started teaching in Charleston, South Carolina. She made two proposals to the Board of Education that were eventually adopted. In 1872 Anna Brackett resigned as principal after there were changes in the curriculum that went against her beliefs. In 1874, Brackett published The Education of American Girls, an essay that applied Rosenkranz's theory of education to girls. In this essay, Brackett observes that a young woman must be guided through two steps of the learning process, the "perceptive stage" and "conceptual stage."

Anna C. Brackett Quotes

All real freedom springs from necessity, for it can be gained only through the exercise of the individual will, and that will can be roused to energetic action only by the force of necessity acting upon it from the outside to spur it to effort.
Do not seek for information of which you cannot make use.
He who receives a great many letters demanding answer, sees himself as if engaged in a hopeless struggle of one man against the rest of the world.
The more we reduce ourselves to machines in the lower things, the more force we shall set free to use in the higher.
We go on multiplying our conveniences only to multiply our cares. We increase our possessions only to the enlargement of our anxieties.

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Anger and hatred lead to fear; compassion and concern for others allow us to develop self-confidence, which breeds trust and friendship.

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