Authenticity and Learning: Nietzsche's Educational Philosophy (Hardback) book cover

Authenticity and Learning

Nietzsche's Educational Philosophy

By David Cooper

© 2010 – Routledge

176 pages

Purchasing Options:$ = USD
Paperback: 9780415521567
pub: 2012-02-21
Hardback: 9780415562218
pub: 2009-12-21
eBook (VitalSource) : 9780203092668
pub: 2010-11-01
from $54.95

FREE Standard Shipping!


David E. Cooper elucidates Nietzsche's educational views in detail, in a form that will be of value to educationalists as well as philosophers. In this title, first published in 1983, he shows how these views relate to the rest of Nietzsche's work, and to modern European and Anglo-Saxon philosophical concerns.

For Nietzsche, the purpose of true education was to produce creative individuals who take responsibility for their lives, beliefs and values. His ideal was human authenticity. David E. Cooper sets Nietzsche's critique against the background of nineteenth-century German culture, yet is concerned at the same time to emphasize its bearing upon recent educational thought and policy.

Table of Contents

1. Authenticity 2. 'Breadwinners' and 'Old Maids' 3. Nature and Technicism 4. Life and Liberal Education 5. Nietzsche's Philosophy of Truth 6. Genealogy, Values and the Teaching of Morality 7. The Justification of Society 8. The Higher Breeding of Man

About the Series

Rouledge Library Editions: Friedrich Nietzsche

This six volume Routledge Library Edition set is dedicated to the work of key nineteenth-century German thinker, Friedrich Nietzsche, whose huge influence in the field of philosophy continues to be felt to this day.

Learn more…

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PHILOSOPHY / Free Will & Determinism
PHILOSOPHY / Good & Evil