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Nietzsche, Culture and Education

ISBN 9781138275911
Published March 29, 2017 by Routledge
156 Pages

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Book Description

In the spring of 1872 Friedrich Nietzsche gave a series of public lectures titled 'On the Future of our Educational Institution' to an audience in Basel, Switzerland. In the lectures he made clear his attitude about what was wrong with education and how it had negatively affected the culture of his day. More than one hundred years after the death of Nietzsche, his legacy remains one of the most pervasive in philosophical thought. While his influence on philosophical thought concerning culture is everywhere to be found, his influence on the philosophy of education has yet to find a place in mainstream thought on the subject, in spite of the inextricable connection between the two. This collection has been put together in an effort to redress this situation. Nietzsche, Culture and Education brings together a collection of specially commissioned essays on the theme of Nietzsche's cultural critique and its use in and effect on educational theory. The international character of the contributors gives this work a polyvalent perspective on these areas of Nietzsche's philosophy. This publication will be a valuable source book for both undergraduate and postgraduate students of philosophy, education and the social sciences as well as for Nietzsche specialists.

Table of Contents

Contents: Foreword; Introduction; Authenticity and higher education: the Nietzschean university in the 21st century, Richard Smith; Become the one you are: on commandments and praise - among friends, Babette E. Babich; Nietzsche's practice of solitude, Horst Hutter; Nietzschean ethics and authenticity: beyond the consensual and the subjective, Paul Smeyers; Nietzsche's radical retreat into solitude: cultural pessimism or self-diagnosis?, Ken Cussen; Measure and Bildung, Paul van Tongeren; A philosophy for education, Thomas E. Hart; Index.

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Thomas E. Hart is based at, University College Utrecht, The Netherlands.


’... a distinguished collection of essays around a provocative theme.’ Metapsychology