Nietzsche Contra “Self-Reformulation”
Author: Fennell, J.
Source: Studies in Philosophy and Education, Volume 24, Number 2, March 2005 , pp. 85-111(27)
Abstract:Not only do the writings of Nietzsche – early and late – fail to support the pedagogy of self-reformulation, this doctrine embodies what for him is worst in man and would destroy that which is higher. The pedagogy of self-reformulation is also incoherent. In contrast, Nietzsche offers a fruitful and comprehensive theory of education that, while non-democratic and contemptuous of egalitarian aspirations, emerges consistently from his metaphysics and philosophical anthropology. Whatever, then, we might think of his premises, Nietzsche’s philosophy of education represents an attractive model for those who would develop a meaningful, distinctive, and persuasive educational theory. It defines a domain of the possible and then straightforwardly states what is and is not to be done within it – and why.
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: J. Fennell, 1465 Briergate Drive, Naperville, IL, 60563, USA, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Publication date: 2005-03-01