By Friedrich Nietzsche
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In 1869, on the age of twenty-four, the precociously excellent Friedrich Nietzsche was once appointed to a professorship of classical philology on the college of Basel. He appeared marked for a profitable and standard educational profession. Then the philosophy of Schopenhauer and the song of Wagner reworked his targets. The genius of such thinkers and makers—the type of genius that had emerged in historic Greece—this on my own was once the touchstone for actual realizing. yet how was once schooling to serve genius, particularly in a contemporary society marked progressively more through an unholy alliance among educational specialization, mass-market journalism, and the militarized country? anything greater than stable scholarship used to be known as for. a brand new manner of training and wondering, a brand new philosophy . . .
What that new method could be used to be the query Nietzsche broached in 5 vibrant, renowned public lectures in Basel in 1872. Anti-Education presents a provocative and well timed reckoning with what is still one of many critical demanding situations of the trendy world.
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