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Unformatted text preview: How is Christian morality a form of slave morality? According to Nietzsche, when is asceticism (or self-denial) acceptable and when is it problematic? Individual in Society What are Nietzsches criticisms of modern, capitalist societies? How do they threaten individuality rather than promote it? (Think here of individuality as one in which the person(s) truly seeks to be all they can be). What is wrong with democracy? Methodology What was Nietzsches understanding of truth? What are his criticisms of positivistic science? Vision of the Future How does Nietzsche understand the connection between modernity and nihilism? How is this exemplified in his claim that god is dead? Contemporary Relevance The authors end their overview with a discussion of the contemporary relevance of Nietzsche in sociology (pp. 450-455). Look over this section if you have time but we may not have enough class time to discuss much of it....
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- Winter '08
- Social Theory