Friedrich Nietzsche as a Sociologist
preprintposted on 06.03.2021, 10:26 by Patrik Aspers
The aim of this paper is to present ideas of Friedrich Nietzsche’s work that are of special interest to sociologists. In order to do this, the relations of Nietzsche’s work to the sociology of today and to his own contemporary sociology are discussed. The most important idea is that he sees reality as a social construction. The idea of social construction is related to beliefs and values, power and interests of the actors. Nietzsche’s discussion of power and of the individual versus the collective are also analyzed.