- By Max Stirner Robert H. Beebe

The False Principle of Our Education

  • Title: The False Principle of Our Education
  • Author: Max Stirner Robert H. Beebe
  • ISBN: 9780879260019
  • Page: 208
  • Format: Paperback
  • The False Principle of Our Education Humanism and Realism the Egoist way A classic essay from Stirner

    Humanism and Realism, the Egoist way A classic essay from Stirner.

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    1. Stirner criticizes humanists and realists both for treating knowledge as something you possess rather than something which gets integrated into your ego and manifested through your (ego-conquered) will. He thinks that a proper education consists of perpetual self-creation and a process of learning how to be free, how to master one's own will, and how to seamlessly integrate knowledge into action. It seems to imply a teaching method more centered around individual self exploration and questioning [...]

    2. Poorly explained and dully conceived notions of what should be done. "knowledge must die and rise again as will and create itself anew each day as a free person", wrote Stirner, finishing the book with this empty and contradicting sentence. He plays around with conceptions of abstraction and empirical knowledge (promoting the osmosis of the former with the latter) in such a contradicting way, one can only read them as literary devices planned to instigate and appeal. But it is presented in such [...]

    3. `` La question de l’éducation est une question vitale``. Stirner, par ces paroles, commence son livre où plutôt ; son essai, son grand essai. Ensuite, il nous donne la guerre entre `` Deux partis combattent pour la victoire et veulent chacun recommander à notre besoin leur principe d’éducation comme le meilleur et le vrai : les humanistes et les réalistes.`` Il jette la lumière sur l`Histoire de l`éducation depuis la reforme, et, en plus, l’Aufklärung. Il critique, donc, les deux: [...]

    4. Vamos a ver, pongamos las cosas en su sitio. Este panfleto no ha de ser juzgado como una obra filosófica de pleno derecho, ni como un librillo incendiario, ni como un intento de tomarle el pelo al personal, que es como lo juzgan la mayor parte de las críticas en este sitio. Este libro es una reseña para un periódico (ni más ni menos que la Gaceta Renana, que acabó sus días siendo dirigida por Karl Marx) de un librito de un tal Heinsius, hoy olvidado, pero que fue parte de una legión de p [...]

    5. This is a philosophical approach on what pedagogy should aim for. Drawing through humanist and realist educations; its goals and faults, Stirner coins the "personalist" concept. This way, men should attach knowledge to their souls and turn it into will, and not anymore as an object to be attained. At last, according to the author, pedagogy should enforce education through exaltation of freedom and not formalistic methods, which only serve to develop practical and resourceful attributes into men. [...]

    6. This pamphlet is interesting in light of Stirner's brief stint as a teacher at a girls' high school. Although the detail of the debate are specific to the Prussian educational system of the time, one of Stirner's central points remains valid: if one wants to educate people to be free individuals, one needs to encourage their recalcitrance and their tendencies to rebel

    7. So many simplifications (a very short work anyway), it's difficult to take it very seriously. Two stars may be an overrating.

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