Nietzsche and Early German and Austrian Sociology

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Walter de Gruyter, 2007 - Philosophy - 328 pages

While Nietzsche's influence on philosophy, literature and art is beyond dispute, his influence on sociology is often called into question. A close textual analysis of Nietzsche's works and those of important sociologists - Max and Alfred Weber, Ferdinand Tönnies, Rosa Mayreder - provides the first comprehensive account of their study and use of Nietzsche's writings. Above all, Nietzsche's critique of modernity, morality and culture are shown to have had a decisive influence on the development of sociology and the work of its leading thinkers at the end of the 19thcentury and the beginning of the 20th.

 

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Contents

1 Nietzsche and the history of sociology
6
2 Recent Weberian responses to Nietzsches influence
13
3 The phases of the Nietzsche reception
28
historical context
37
2 Nietzsches influence on philosophy literature and art
45
Nietzsche and the Sociology of his Times
61
2 Nietzsches comments on sociology
67
Max Webers sociology
77
und Gesellschaft
157
and educational ideals
174
Rosa Mayreders response to Nietzsches philosophy
185
3 Rosa Mayreders dismissal of the Nietzsche cult
197
4 Rosa Mayreders gendered critique of 1 culture
205
Alfred Webers response to Nietzsches philosophy
241
3 Alfred Weber and the origins of Kultursoziologie
260
4 The theory of Kultursoziologie
268

3 Nietzsche Max Weber and early German sociological
89
On the inherent problems in the dualistic modes
95
educational ideals
123
2 Nietzsche as a critic of culture
132
3 Nietzsche as Educator
139
4 Nietzsches notion of the Ubermensch and early sociology
151
5 Nietzsche and Alfred Webers fourfold typology of mankind
276
6 Nietzsche Alfred Weber and the notion of tragedy in history
288
Conclusion
301
Bibliography
309
Name Index
323
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Franz Graf Solms-Laubach, Berlin.

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