Nietzsche, Ethics and Education

Nietzsche, Ethics and Education

by Peter Fitzsimons
     
 

ISBN-10: 9087900465

ISBN-13: 9789087900465

Pub. Date: 04/04/2008

Publisher: Sense Publishers

Undermining the fundamental place of freedom, equality and universal reason, Nietzsche's philosophy recognises that we occupy multiple and contradictory subject positions within social life. With no metaphysical realm of reason, no divine inspiration for morality, and no transcendental basis for human essence, we are left with the embodied, reflective and creative

Overview

Undermining the fundamental place of freedom, equality and universal reason, Nietzsche's philosophy recognises that we occupy multiple and contradictory subject positions within social life. With no metaphysical realm of reason, no divine inspiration for morality, and no transcendental basis for human essence, we are left with the embodied, reflective and creative self as a source of ethics.
From this perspective arises Nietzsche's Übermensch, a continuous process of overcoming and becoming, interpreted as a metaphor for education that honours difference and incorporates otherness.
The book explores the development of Nietzsche's philosophy and its application to the problems of education, disturbing traditional liberal and democratic accounts of the relationship between individual and society. Threaded throughout is the author's critique of the way educational institutions are driven by political and economic considerations, explored through notions of autonomy and subjectivity.
The book is suitable for graduate students and academics wanting to engage either with postmodern interpretations of ethics in education, or with political philosophy in relation to development of self and community.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789087900465
Publisher:
Sense Publishers
Publication date:
04/04/2008
Pages:
196
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.50(d)

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