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    Spinoza as Educator: From Eudaimonistic Ethics to an Empowering and Liberating Pedagogy.Nimrod Aloni - 2008 - Educational Philosophy and Theory 40 (4):531-544.
    Although Spinoza's formative influence on the cultural ideals of the West is widely recognized, especially with reference to liberal democracy, secular humanism, and naturalistic ethics, little has been written about the educational implications of his philosophy. This article explores the pedagogical tenets that are implicit in Spinoza's writings. I argue (1) that Spinoza's ethics is eudaimonistic, aiming at self-affirmation, full humanity and wellbeing; (2) that the flourishing of individuals depends on their personal resources, namely, their conatus, power, vitality or capacity (...)
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    The Fundamental Commitments of Educators.Nimrod Aloni - 2008 - Ethics and Education 3 (2):149-159.
    This article seeks to examine central aspects of the relationship between ethics and education in the beginning of the twenty-first century. Since both ethics and education are practical disciplines that are bound to deal with and are challenged by human predicaments, cultural ills and social evils, it seems that in examining the relations between the two, one is required to go beyond analytic elucidation into a more normative, prescriptive and political discourse. It is in light of this understanding and in (...)
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  3. Empowering Dialogues in Humanistic Education.Nimrod Aloni - 2013 - Educational Philosophy and Theory 45 (10):1067-1081.
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    The Three Pedagogical Dimensions of Nietzsche's Philosophy.Nimrod Aloni - 1989 - Educational Theory 39 (4):301-306.
    In this article i present nietzsche as a counternihilistic philosopher-educator and argue that the guiding principle of his philosophy is the exploration of cultural conditions and ways of life that could lift man to higher modes of existence. i have organized the pedagogical elements of his works in terms of aim, groundwork, and example: "aiming" to liberate humanity from the state of nihilism toward healthier and nobler modes of existence, "groundwork" that is manifested in his pedagogical anthropology, and the "example" (...)
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  5. Beyond Nihilism: Nietzsche as Edifying Philosopher.Nimrod Aloni - 1991 - Upa.
    In this work the author presents Nietzsche as a counter-nihilistic philosopher-educator who aimed, very much like Plato and Rousseau, to set forth a healing education for western man in a characteristically decadent era. The principal pedagogical or edifying dimension of his philosophy, it is argued, consists of a redefinition of the educational aim of modern humanityóformulated in medical and cultural termsóas the recovery of health and worth.
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