By Friedrich Nietzsche
AN NYRB Classics Original
In 1869, on the age of twenty-four, the precociously remarkable Friedrich Nietzsche used to be appointed to a professorship of classical philology on the collage of Basel. He appeared marked for a profitable and traditional educational profession. Then the philosophy of Schopenhauer and the tune of Wagner remodeled his goals. The genius of such thinkers and makers—the form of genius that had emerged in historical Greece—this on my own was once the touchstone for actual figuring out. yet how was once schooling to serve genius, specially in a contemporary society marked an increasing number of via an unholy alliance among educational specialization, mass-market journalism, and the militarized country? whatever greater than good scholarship was once referred to as for. a brand new manner of training and wondering, a brand new philosophy . . .
What that new approach could be was once 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 principal demanding situations of the fashionable world.