An Innocent Generation is an inspired tour de force that delves into the waters of politics, theology, history, and philosophy. In this book, Chiarot offers a uniquely poignant social commentary: the current generation, whether consciously or subconsciously, has taken a Nietzscheian approach to dealing with guilt. Rather than internalizing guilt and dealing with it, we have been taught to outsource our guilt. This unnatural process is at the root of many current societal ills. Chiarot chases the consequences of this paradigm shift down alleys that leads him to the door steps of everyone from Thomas Hobbes and John Calvin to Lady Gaga and Rip Van Winkle. Clever prose, careful analysis, and witty anecdotes make this both an enjoyable and educational read.
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About the Author
Justin Chiarot studied philosophy, English, and history at Nyack College and philosophy at SUNY Albany. He teaches philosophy at Mount Saint Mary College in New York, where he resides with his wife, Julia, and their dog, Nietzsche.
Table of ContentsChapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: Don’t Worry; It’s not Your Fault
Chapter 3: Reacting to Nietzsche
Chapter 4: An Ungrateful Generation
Chapter 5: Disorderly People, Disorderly Lives
Chapter 6: The Existential Condition
Chapter 7: Modernity, Music, and Morons
Chapter 8: A Fallen Race: The Natural Condition of Man
Chapter 9: Ignorance Runneth Over: A Generation’s Failure to Self-Educate and the Danger it Poses
Chapter 10: Understanding our Postmodern Culture: How Did We Get Here?
Chapter 11: Why Christians Should Not Be Troubled By the Postmodern Dilemma.
Chapter 12: Where Does All the Guilt Go?