Education in an Age of Nihilism: Education and Moral Standards, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Education in an Age of Nihilism

Education and Moral Standards, 1st Edition

By Nigel Blake, Paul Smeyers, Richard Smith, Paul Standish


272 pages

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pub: 2000-12-14
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This book addresses concerns about educational and moral standards in a world increasingly characterised by nihilism. On the one hand there is widespread anxiety that standards are falling; on the other, new machinery of accountability and inspection to show that they are not. The authors in this book state that we cannot avoid nihilism if we are simply laissez-faire about values, neither can we reduce them to standards of performance, nor must we return to traditional values. They state that we need to create a new set of values based on a critical assessment of contemporary practice in the light of a number of philosophical texts that address the question of nihilism, including the work of Nietzsche.

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EDUCATION / Philosophy & Social Aspects