Vol. 21 No. 1 (2018): Anno XXI, 1-2018

Carlo Lorenzini e la pedagogia illuminista

Monika Poettinger
Docente di Storia economica - Università Bocconi di Milano

Published 2018-07-25


  • Collodi,
  • Carlo Lorenzini,
  • Pinocchio,
  • Tuscany,
  • 19th century,
  • en-lightenment,
  • pedagogy,
  • Immanuel Kant,
  • Jean-Jacques Rousseau
  • ...More

How to Cite

Poettinger, M. (2018). Carlo Lorenzini e la pedagogia illuminista. Studi Sulla Formazione/Open Journal of Education, 21(1), 189–200. https://doi.org/10.13128/Studi_Formaz-23086


This essay analyses several writings of Carlo Lorenzini, published on jour-nals, newspapers and collections, reconstructing the enlightened pedagogical principles applied in composing his masterpiece, The Adventures of Pinoc-chio, and also his assumptions in regard the path of history and the role of education in the bettering of society. The process of humanization of Pinoc-chio will also be represented as the experience of all children, aged eight to twelve, on the verge of adulthood in the land of freedom of choice and moral-ity building. Lastly, the work of Lorenzini will be contextualised in the his-tory of Tuscany in the decades of Italy’s unification, showing the disap-pointment of Lorenzini with the results of the institutionalisation process of the new state, harming the freedom of its citizen, not least by imposing bourgeois values through compulsory education.


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