On the Future of Our Educational Institutions (Version 2)

Read by John Van Stan

(5 stars; 1 reviews)

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 (4 hr 53 min)


Preface 7:45 Read by John Van Stan
Introduction 13:26 Read by John Van Stan
First Lecture 56:15 Read by John Van Stan
Second Lecture 58:34 Read by John Van Stan
Third Lecture 48:30 Read by John Van Stan
Fourth Lecture 55:10 Read by John Van Stan
Fifth Lecture 53:50 Read by John Van Stan


A worrisome prediction come true

(5 stars)

Great reading of lectures about the problems of the “modern” education system - clear narration with different voices. Sad to hear how Nietzsche’s concerns about education have come true…