Education in an Age of Nihilism: Education and Moral Standards / Edition 1 by Nigel Blake, Paul Smeyers, Richard Smith, Paul Standish | | 9780750710176 | Paperback | Barnes & Noble
Education in an Age of Nihilism: Education and Moral Standards / Edition 1

Education in an Age of Nihilism: Education and Moral Standards / Edition 1

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

ISBN-10: 0750710179

ISBN-13: 9780750710176

Pub. Date: 01/26/2001

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

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

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780750710176
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
01/26/2001
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
260
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.59(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Contents

Part I: Working Without Values

1. Education Without Risk

2. Life Skills, Teaching Skills

3. Choice, Narrative and Work

4. Education and the Last Man

Part II: Overcoming Nihilism

5. Nihilism, Nietzsche and Education

6. Our Most Holy Duty: Language and Literacy

7. Apollo and Dionysis

8. Beyond Pain and Pleasure: Affirmative Ethics and Integrity

Part III: Raising Standards

9. Solitude, Silence, Listening

10. The Courage for Immortality

11. On Having Educative Relationships with One's Pupils

12. Taking Ignorance Seriously

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