Advisor

Craig Carr

Date of Award

Fall 11-13-2013

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts (M.A.) in Political Science

Department

Political Science

Physical Description

1 online resource (iv, 132 pages)

Subjects

Generation Y -- Attitudes, Generation Y -- Conduct of life, Political culture -- United States, Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889-1951) -- Criticism and interpretation, Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche (1844-1900) -- Criticism and interpretation

DOI

10.15760/etd.1511

Abstract

The question of this thesis is whether the individual can resolve the problem of culture crisis in her own case. Culture crisis is a historical moment in which our culture leads us to expect a world drastically different from the one in which we find ourselves. This thesis will focus on the experience of Generation Y in the fall-out of the 2008 Recession. It will be argued that we need a Wittgensteinian view of language in order to account for the phenomenon of culture crisis. It will be suggested that our individual has to be a Nietzschean individual in order to resolve the problem of culture crisis in her own case. Potential incompatibilities between a Wittgensteinian view of language and the Nietzschean individual will be considered and rejected. It will be concluded that in order to resolve the problem of culture crisis in her own case the individual must change the way she lives.

Persistent Identifier

http://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/10468

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