Nietzsche as the Student of Socrates

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dc.contributor.authorMoi, Shawn Osmund
dc.date.accessioned2012-09-27T14:35:09Z
dc.date.available2012-09-27T14:35:09Z
dc.date.created2012
dc.date.issued2012
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10393/23336
dc.identifier.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.20381/ruor-6085
dc.description.abstractThis thesis examines Nietzsche’s relationship to Socrates through his positive philosophy of education, arguing that the latter is crucial to resolving the apparent contradictions of the former. While there is a good deal of literature dealing with Nietzsche’s criticisms of the educational system of his day, there is relatively little on his own account of what education should be. I point out that the Greek conception of agon (roughly “contest” in English), is central to Nietzsche’s understanding of education, and informs his ideal of the student-mentor relationship. This is the model on which, I contend, Nietzsche’s relation to Socrates needs to be interpreted. Such an interpretation helps to make sense of, and reconcile, the divergent pictures of Socrates Nietzsche presents in his texts, which are sometimes admiring and imitative, sometimes hostile and contemptuous, and have led to conflicting interpretations within the scholarship on this subject. My analysis aims to shed new light on both the figure of Nietzsche’s Socrates, and Nietzsche’s philosophy of education, by relating these to one another.
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherUniversité d'Ottawa / University of Ottawa
dc.subjectNietzsche
dc.subjectSocrates
dc.subjectEducation
dc.subjectFriendship
dc.subjectAgon
dc.subjectAmor fati
dc.subjectContest
dc.subjectGreek
dc.subjectLearning
dc.subjectLove
dc.subjectPolemic
dc.subjectMartial
dc.subjectMedical
dc.subjectWar
dc.subjectKriegspraxis
dc.subjectRivalry
dc.subjectTeaching
dc.subjectSickness
dc.subjectOvercoming
dc.subjectArtistic Socrates
dc.subjectSchool
dc.subjectAsceticism
dc.titleNietzsche as the Student of Socrates
dc.typeThesis
dc.faculty.departmentPhilosophie / Philosophy
dc.contributor.supervisorSikka, Sonia
dc.embargo.termsimmediate
dc.degree.namePhD
dc.degree.leveldoctorate
dc.degree.disciplineArts
thesis.degree.namePhD
thesis.degree.levelDoctoral
thesis.degree.disciplineArts
uottawa.departmentPhilosophie / Philosophy
CollectionThèses, 2011 - // Theses, 2011 -

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