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Anti-Education: On the Future of Our Educational Institutions

Anti-Education: On the Future of Our Educational Institutions

Paperback

PhilosophyGeneral Education

ISBN10: 1590178947
ISBN13: 9781590178942
Publisher: New York Review Of Books
Published: Dec 15 2015
Pages: 160
Weight: 0.30
Height: 0.40 Width: 5.00 Depth: 7.90
Language: English

AN NYRB Classics Original

In 1869, at the age of twenty-four, the precociously brilliant Friedrich Nietzsche was appointed to a professorship of classical philology at the University of Basel. He seemed marked for a successful and conventional academic career. Then the philosophy of Schopenhauer and the music of Wagner transformed his ambitions. The genius of such thinkers and makers--the kind of genius that had emerged in ancient Greece--this alone was the touchstone for true understanding. But how was education to serve genius, especially in a modern society marked more and more by an unholy alliance between academic specialization, mass-market journalism, and the militarized state? Something more than sturdy scholarship was called for. A new way of teaching and questioning, a new philosophy . . .

What that new way might be was the question Nietzsche broached in five vivid, popular public lectures in Basel in 1872. Anti-Education presents a provocative and timely reckoning with what remains one of the central challenges of the modern world.

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