Thursday, September 27, 2012

Fahrvergnügen

We got to Weber's "Religious Rejections of the World and their Directions" in my first year seminar today, our one token classic text. I expected the jargon and style to be a source of difficulty, but we got over it. How? By making fun of (but writing down and learning) long German words. From Wirtschaftsethik der Weltreligionen to Zwischenbetrachtung, to Eigengesetzlichkeit, and its roots in the Sanskrit svadharma elegantly to the revived polytheism of values. Smooth like a Volkswagen!

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