Nietzsche as Educator?

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ABSTRACT Can Nietzsche's ideal of man, the overman, be conceived as an educational ideal in post‐modern democratic societies? Should it be so conceived? This paper answers both questions positively. The affirmative answer to the first question is based on arguments aimed at overcoming two obvious difficulties: the Contradictions in Nietzsche's various references to his human ideal, and his blatant anti‐democratic attitude. The affirmative answer to the second question builds on an analysis portraying Nietzsche's conception of man as one that allows us, in a non‐objectivist era, to accord a clear meaning to the term the “good life” and to educate in the light of this meaning.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)219-234
Number of pages16
JournalJournal of Philosophy of Education
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1991

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • History
  • Philosophy


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