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Exemplars, Institutions, and Self-Knowledge in Schopenhauer as Educator

Exemplars, Institutions, and Self-Knowledge in Schopenhauer as Educator <p>Abstract:</p><p>This article provides a new analysis of Nietzsche’s vision of pedagogy in <i>Schopenhauer as Educator</i>. I examine the institutional threats faced by education as he sees them from 1872 onward, focusing on how his account of conformity moves beyond Enlightenment treatments of that topic. I next consider the role exemplars might play in combatting those threats, arguing that Nietzsche develops a distinctive affective and epistemological model of exemplarity and its role in the learning process. I show how this tracks his own engagement with Schopenhauer from the first encounter to <i>Schopenhauer as Educator</i>. I close with the question of how an exemplar is to be identified: this links closely, I suggest, to Nietzsche’s changing views on love.</p> http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Journal of Nietzsche Studies Penn State University Press

Exemplars, Institutions, and Self-Knowledge in Schopenhauer as Educator

The Journal of Nietzsche Studies , Volume 52 (1) – Mar 3, 2020

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<p>Abstract:</p><p>This article provides a new analysis of Nietzsche’s vision of pedagogy in <i>Schopenhauer as Educator</i>. I examine the institutional threats faced by education as he sees them from 1872 onward, focusing on how his account of conformity moves beyond Enlightenment treatments of that topic. I next consider the role exemplars might play in combatting those threats, arguing that Nietzsche develops a distinctive affective and epistemological model of exemplarity and its role in the learning process. I show how this tracks his own engagement with Schopenhauer from the first encounter to <i>Schopenhauer as Educator</i>. I close with the question of how an exemplar is to be identified: this links closely, I suggest, to Nietzsche’s changing views on love.</p>

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The Journal of Nietzsche StudiesPenn State University Press

Published: Mar 3, 2020

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