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ERIC Number: EJ812816
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Sep
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 31
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1857
The "End" of Kant-in-Himself: Nietzschean Difference
Fitzsimons, Peter
Educational Philosophy and Theory, v39 n5 p559-570 Sep 2007
Kant's over-reliance on universal reason and his subjection of free will to the moral law can be seen as normalising a particular and restrictive view of autonomous human existence--a view implicit in liberal accounts of education. Drawing on Nietzsche's critique of Kantian thought, this paper argues that the transcendental and unattainable realm of Kantian reason is insufficient as a sole basis for moral thought and action or as the basis of respect for others as "ends-in-themselves". For Nietzsche, the possibility for each individual goes well beyond compliance with any imposed system of values, his metaphorical "death of God" leaving room for creativity and difference.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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