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Friedrich Nietzsche as a Sociologist

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posted on 06.03.2021, 10:26 authored 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.


The research has been financially supported by the foundation “Staten och Rätten”.


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310 Sociologiska institutionen | Department of Sociology