Jan Ross

  • Meaning of life through education?
  • The topicality of a seemingly outdated ideal.
  • Lecture

Familiarity with cultural and intellectual heritage has long been considered the key to true humanity, especially in Germany: an educated bourgeois anachronism? Or are there new ways of discovering the treasures of the past for oneself and making them fruitful for one’s own life?
Jan Roß, author of Bildung – Eine Anleitung (Education – A Guide), attempts an answer: education, he concludes, is by no means an elitist concept of yesterday, but rather a completely unspent promise of happiness.

Jan Roß studied classical philology, philosophy and rhetoric and has been a member of the political editorial staff of DIE ZEIT since 1998. From 2013 to 2018, Jan Roß was the South Asia correspondent of the paper, based in Delhi, India.

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