Educating the "Good, Incorruptible and Just"
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Citation (published version)Marcus Goncalves. 2012. "Educating the Good, Incorruptible and Just." International Journal of Humanities and Social Science, Volume 2, Issue 14, pp. 252 - 256 (5). https://doi.org/10.30845/ijhss
Nietzsche has long been recognized for his confrontational position towards liberal political and educational institutions. He is arguably the greatest critic of liberalism to emerge from within the philosophy realm. Scholars have learned from him to feel disdain for sheer safety and material prosperity and to see the danger of conformism lurking behind the apparent freedoms we are offered. From an early stage in his life and career, he sides with the romantic belief that “the aim of all culture is to generate geniuses,” and he looks for the life of a genius in the philosopher, in his case, Schopenhauer. Nietzsche advocated the need for philosopher-geniuses as rulers, as opposed to Plato’s beliefs that a society should be ruled by philosopher-kings (Shattuck, 1995). Nonetheless, a quick literature review suggests that Nietzsche has not received much attention in the realm of education
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