Beyond institutions: Stephen Downes at NetworkEDGE

Sonja Grussendorf, Hour, Jul 21, 2014
Commentary by Stephen Downes

This is a response to my talk at the London School of Economics. "Here’s a dedicated anti-establishment guy, who despairs at the capitalist ideology at the core of education; who dislikes that learning is now an industry... of course Downes is no Nietzsche, but there is a certain Nietzschean sentiment in his ideas." Yes there is - what Nietzsche and I share is the Taoist idea that many of the structures and principles we think of as eternal and unchanging are in fact human creations and can be transcended and/or replaced. Of course, I'm no Lao Tzu either. :)

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