Authenticity and Learning

Nietzsche's Educational Philosophy

By David Cooper

© 1983 – Routledge

174 pages

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About the Book

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

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PHI000000
PHILOSOPHY / General
PHI007000
PHILOSOPHY / Free Will & Determinism
PHI008000
PHILOSOPHY / Good & Evil
PHI034000
PHILOSOPHY / Social