Nietzsche will later come to believe that this millennial vendetta has its origins in the Christian “slave revolt” in morals, which overthrew Roman values through the cunning of the embittered: “they seek to destroy the roots of the highest and noblest cultural powers that . Postmodernism, deconstructionism, cultural relativism, the “free spirit” scorning bourgeois morality, even New Age festivals like Burning Man can all ultimately be traced to him.” –Francis Fukuyama, The New York Times Book Review“Prof. The decline in education towards a production line for industry and commerce was a major concern of Nietzsche's, yet over one hundred years later -- we have perpetuated the decline away from the cultivation of great and liberal minds towards a mere system of indoctrination. . Unfortunately there has been a problem with your order, Please try again or alternatively you can contact your chosen shop on. He never finished this lecture series, and his thesis is a bit vague and muddled. share. Click and Collect from your local Waterstones or get FREE UK delivery on orders over £25. (This is a stub. He railed against professors and students for taking education too lightly, or pursuing further studies for self gratification, rather than to enrich the world. Learn more…, Sorry, there was a problem processing the request, please try again, 66 Portland Place, London, W1B 1AD | +44(0)20 7580 5533 |, Nietzsche F; Searls, Damion; Reitter, Paul; Wellmon, Chad, See other items by same author: Although it was pretty short, I very much enjoyed Nietzsche's views on the subject of public education. He seemed marked for a successful and conventional academic career. 3. The aspiration of these lectures was to expose some corrosive tendencies he saw in German educational institutions, and more importantly, to chart a new direction worthy of such institutions. As I read through, I would be nodding, underlining every few lines, and screaming internally: "Yes! More than dynamite, Nietzsche is a million-kiloton thinker whose shockwaves will be felt for a long time yet. In 1872, the same year that witnessed the publication of his first book The Birth of Tragedy, a twenty-seven year old Friedrich Nietzsche gave a series of five public lectures on the aims of education at Basel’s city museum. And I have to be honest - this book probably deserves an extra star -- 4 in stead of 3. The Human Planet: How We Created the Anthropocene Friedrich Nietzsche, Anti-Education: On the Future of Our Educational Institutions “Education is dead. And I have to be honest - this book probably deserves an extra star -- 4 in stead of 3. Nietzsche F See other items by same author: Nietzsche F See other items by same publisher: The New York Review of Books, Inc. £8.99. Yes! Just wondering if anyone here has read Nietzsche's Anti-Education and could give their view. Login. This book is the text of five public lectures Nietzsche gave at the University of Basel very early in his teaching career. Your review has been submitted successfully. Because, in the increasingly totalitarian social-media world of the 21st century, in which conformity has become so pervasive that nobody even mentions it any longer, it is invigorating to hear a voice that tears asunder the pieties of an entire civilisation. A primeval form of Nietzsche’s last book “ Thus Spoke Zarathustra”. And we have killed it.” Or so one might summarize the message of these 1872 lectures on education given by Friedrich Nietzsche, freshly translated into English by Damion Searls. Despite its age, this collection of lectures from the philosopher still seem to ring true even today. Nietzsche argues that when education is given to everyone, it has to be watered down, and with those having watered down education becoming professors later on, the general level of education goes down. Nietzsche is better known for his later philosophical writings; these invited lectures on education came … Although it was pretty short, I very much enjoyed Nietzsche's views on the subject of public education. He also argues of the importance of respecting one's heritage, and the centrality of the mother tongue in the creation. Central to his philosophy is the idea of “life-. The target of Nietzsche’s censure is a pair of tendencies: “One is the drive to expand education as much as possible… to extend education and culture to an ever wider circle”; the second “is the drive to narrow and weaken it… [which] expects education to give up its highest claim to autonomy and submit to serve another form of life, the state.”.