L’éducation esthétique comme formation émancipatrice

Didier Moreau


Assuming that aesthetic education, like ethical education, is self-training for emancipation, the article examines, from Werner Jaeger’s analysis, the con-cept of Paideia. From the outset, it strongly links the education of sensitivity to the question of the formation of a political community. But what commu-nity is it for the Moderns? The study of the Weimar debate between Schiller and Herder clarifies the conceptual conflict between an anamorphic model of education and a metamorphic perspective, between the art advocated by the Schiller State Educational and Herderian folk art. This conflict makes it possi-ble to better grasp the concept of “aesthetic revolution” as Jacques Rancière develops it in the theme of intellectual emancipation. It is then possible to identify what, in aesthetic education at school, could clear the lines of force of an emancipatory self-formation.


Aesthetic education; Aesthetic revolution; Self-emancipating formation

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