Lauschen als Bildungserlebnis Nietzsches Vorträge Über die Zukunft unserer Bildungsanstalten

Manuel Clemens


My reading of Nietzsche’s lectures On the Future of our Educational Institutions argues that Nietzsche’s praise of the Greek genius as a role model for the unity of art and life does not provide a solution for the educational problem of art’s transition into life and personal transformation. The problem is first demonstrated by an analysis of Schiller’s Letters on the Aesthetic Education of Man that leave the subject in a problematic intermediate zone between art, politics, and life. Subsequently, I identify narrative details of successful transitions in Nietzsche’s Lectures such as the metaphor of the dream (which envisions this desired unity) and in instances of indirect learning through over-hearing.

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