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ERIC Number: EJ1172708
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1857
Friedrich Nietzsche in Basel: An Apology for Classical Studies
Santini, Carlotta
Educational Philosophy and Theory, v50 n6-7 p672-681 2018
Alongside his work as a professor of Greek Language and Literature at the University of Basel, Friedrich Nietzsche reflected on the value of classical studies in contemporary nineteenth-century society, starting with a self-analysis of his own classical training and position as a philologist and teacher. Contrary to his well-known aversion to classical philology, a science conceived as being an end in itself, aimed at mere erudite complacency, I highlight Nietzsche's defence of the system of Classical studies, and of the education of young people through the works of the ancient Greek and Roman period. Such an apology 'redeems,' in a sense, the discipline, and justifies its role and continued relevance in our present-day society.
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Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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