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Chrysippus_Maximus's Avatar Jump to comment 14 by Chrysippus_Maximus

In the 1795 edition of his Wissenschaftslehre, Fichte remarked that "philosophical genius" was, and would remain rare, so long as schools taught their children to only concern themselves with being useful for others.

213 years later, and it's still true. (Partly because Fichte wrote in German, and almost no one reads him, even there).

But it's not like it's "current education" that's the problem... Fichte was remarking about it in 1795, but it's been a problem as long as there have been schools.

The only exception might be the Greek academies, but even then, we have little evidence to suppose that they were "genius mills".

Fri, 08 Aug 2008 13:01:00 UTC | #214820