Nietzsche, Foucault, and genealogy as method

Ruth Irwin
Vol 17, Number 2, p.114
While not all of Foucault' s work is directly related to Nietzsche, it is productive to investigate the genealogical connection between them, and the implications their work has on contemporary educational theory. Neither Foucault nor Nietzsche wrote very much specifically on education. Nevertheless, as an epistemological shift, their work indicates a possible direction of the education of the future. As yet, not many contemporary educational theorists have explored the implications of this work and as a result, the institutional settings are yet to react with any coherency to the conceptual shifts about the nature of truth, language, subjectivity and knowledge that is heralded by Nietzsche and Foucault.