Nietzsche and Bildung/Paideia

Bishop, P. (2016) Nietzsche and Bildung/Paideia. In: Peters, M. A. (ed.) Encyclopedia of Educational Philosophy and Theory. Springer. ISBN 9789812875327

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For a philosopher who has widely been regarded as bad, or mad, or even dangerous to know, Nietzsche has a surprisingly wide and rich variety of things to say about education. In his early career as a professor of philology at the University of Basel, Nietzsche saw himself first and foremost as an educator; after retiring (on grounds of ill-health) from education after only 10 years, he pursued different strategies of education through his philosophical writings. The purpose of this entry is to trace Nietzsche’s view of education throughout his writings and, in conclusion, to link it with the German tradition of Bildung and, beyond that, to the Greek concept of paideia.

Item Type:Book Sections (Encyclopaedia entry)
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Bishop, Professor Paul
Authors: Bishop, P.
Subjects:L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
College/School:College of Arts & Humanities > School of Modern Languages and Cultures > German
Published Online:05 October 2016

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