If Janus had a Facebook account…

January 20, 2010 at 1:59 am 1 comment

With students returning to campus for the Spring semester of classes, this Inside Higher Ed article on the “Janus Generation” is worth reading—it’s a round-up, of sorts, of some of the most popular discussions and insightful debates about whether students today are the greatest or laziest in history.

One of the many links in the article is to the following video: “A Vision of Students Today.”

The feedback and ideas about this particular video are worth a read in the thoughtful comments section of Dr. Michael Wesch’s blog on Digital Ethnography.


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  • 1. Josh  |  January 20, 2010 at 5:50 pm

    Amazing that this persists…here’s what Nietzsche had to say about it (taken from one of my favorite blogs: http://dailynietzsche.blogspot.com/2008/07/nietzsche-on-system.html):

    From page 532 of *The Portable Nietzsche in Twilight of the Idols:


    From a doctoral examination.— “What is the task of all higher education?” To turn men into machines. “What are the means?” Man must learn to be bored. “How is that accomplished?” By means of the concept of duty. [1] “Who serves as the model?” The philologist: he teaches grinding. [2] “Who is the perfect man?” The civil servant. “Which philosophy offers the highest formula for the civil servant?” Kant’s: the civil servant as a thing-in-itself raised up to be judge over the civil servant as phenomenon.


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Jason R. Atwood

I'm an avid trail runner and doctoral student at U.C. Berkeley who studies motivation and the relationship between the mind and body. This blog is a forum to share research, news, and musings about these topics of interest. More

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