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On the Future of Our Educational Institutions (Version 2)

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In "On the Future of Our Educational Institutions (Version 2)" Friedrich Nietzsche presents a thought-provoking critique of the modern educational system. He argues that traditional institutions diminish individualism and creativity, instead promoting conformity and mediocrity.

Nietzsche challenges the idea that education should focus solely on imparting knowledge and skills, suggesting that true education should cultivate critical thinking and personal growth. He advocates for a more holistic approach to learning that embraces uncertainty and encourages students to question established beliefs.

While some may find Nietzsche's ideas radical and controversial, his insights offer a valuable perspective on the purpose and direction of education. By questioning conventional wisdom and advocating for a more individualistic approach to learning, Nietzsche challenges readers to reconsider their own assumptions about education and its role in society.

Overall, "On the Future of Our Educational Institutions (Version 2)" is a thought-provoking read that will inspire readers to reflect on the current state of education and consider new possibilities for the future. Nietzsche's philosophical analysis is certain to spark lively discussions and provoke deeper thinking about the nature and purpose of education in the modern era.

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These are lectures on the education system of Nietzsche's day. He states that "This book is intended for calm readers, for those who have not yet been drawn into the mad headlong rush of our hurry-scurrying age, and who do not experience any idolatrous delight in throwing themselves beneath its chariot-wheels. It is for those, therefore, who ... 'still have time.' Without any qualms of conscience they may improve the most fruitful and vigorous hours of their day in meditating on the future of our education." Nietzsche passionately calls for "Ye contemplative ones who cannot, with hasty glances, turn your eyes swiftly from one surface to another! Ye lofty thinkers, of whom Aristotle said that ye wander through life vacillating and inactive so long as no great honour or glorious Cause calleth you to deeds! It is you I summon! Refrain this once from seeking refuge in your lairs of solitude and dark misgivings. Bethink you that this book was framed to be your herald. When ye shall go forth to battle in your full panoply, who among you will not rejoice in looking back upon the herald who rallied you?" - Summary by jvanstan


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