A Justice Site
CSUDH Habermas UWP
California State University, Dominguez Hills
University of Wisconsin, Parkside
Created: June 6, 2001
Latest update: October 18, 2001
- Online Readings:
- Pirate Nietzche Page Links to Nietzche's writings online and to essays.
- Reactions to Our Own Artwork and to Photos of the September 11 Event
- Reactions to Terrorist/Victim Portraits. Includes jeanne's comments on conceptual linking.
- More Reactions to Terrorist/Victim Portraits. Includes poster Erika found of Bin Laden/Sikh portrait making the rounds of the Internet.
- Hardcopy Readings:
Readings in Social Theory, ed. by James Farganis:
- "Introduction to Section on Nietzsche: Reason and Power" pp. 91-94.
- "Nietzsche: Thus Spake Zarathustra", pp. 95-101.
Read at least enough to get a feeling for the poetry in Nietzche's style.
- "Introduction to Max Weber: The Iron Cage" pp. 102-106.
- "Max Weber: Bureaucracy and Education", p.121-124.
- Some Suggested Measures of Learning:
Comment on one of the following topics, or do something of your own choosing.
- Why is Nietzsche identified with postmodernism?
Consider his concern that the bougeoisie is apparently willing to follloow along with the dominant discourse and engage in the complicity of denial.
- What does Nietzsche mean by the Superman or Uebermensch?
Consider Nietzsche's burning motivation to work, to create, not to follow the set out path of the ordinary.
- What do I mean when I say that for a B or better grade you must conceptually link to concepts and discussions from the site, your text, and/or classroom discussions?
Consider my comments on conceptual linking in responding to your submissions.
Theoretical Concepts You Should Know:
- How is dominant discourse related to reactions to the attack on the US?
- Consider patriotism and nation-state solidarity.
- Consider spiritual unease and intolerance for "other religions" or "no religion."
- Consider the comments of some of our students from Soka University Japan that perhaps there is much they must learn about the Middle East.
- How is dominant discourse related to postcolonialism?
- Consider that in colonialism the language of the colonizing country is the official language.
- Consider that in colonialism, education of the colonized is often carefully limited: information control.
- Consider the importance this suggests for the dominance of language.