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ERIC Number: EJ1172778
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1857
"Bildung" and the Historical and Genealogical Critique of Contemporary Culture: Wilhelm von Humboldt's Neo-Humanistic Theory of "Bildung" and Nietzsche's Critique of Neo-Humanistic Ideas in Classical Philology and Education
Zelic, Tomislav
Educational Philosophy and Theory, v50 n6-7 p662-671 2018
To answer the question as to the relation of the idea of "Bildung" and the historical and genealogical critique of contemporary culture, this article takes a detour through nineteenth-century German thought to recall the primary ideas, institutions, and processes such as the university, knowledge/scholarship ("Wissenschaft"), humanity, and humaneness as well as related ideas and values, as theorized by Wilhelm von Humboldt. In a second step, it traces the critique leveled at neo-humanism by Friedrich Nietzsche who argues that the higher education system during the Second Empire achieved the exact opposite of what was originally intended. Finally, it draws some conclusions with an eye to the present situation.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Germany
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