The Time for Nihilism: Metaphysics, Philosophy and Education

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Ontological analysis of knowledge in education might begin by distinguishing between knowledge and the determining force that defines knowledge as significant or otherwise. Under the pressure of this division “knowledge itself” eludes any grasp. And without the ballast of a determinant knowledge, what becomes of education—except to be a technology of the self?


Original languageEnglish
Article number1
Pages (from-to)3-16
Number of pages13
JournalOther Education
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 21 Dec 2016


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