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>From:         Manuel Dries <[log in to unmask]>
>Subject: CFP NIETZSCHE ON TIME AND HISTORY
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>CALL FOR PAPERS
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>The 15th International Conference of the Friedrich Nietzsche Society
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>NIETZSCHE ON TIME AND HISTORY
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>Peterhouse, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom, 16th – 18th
>September 2005
>
>Nietzsche is well known for his criticism of all modes of thinking
>that render temporal existence defective and illusory. According to
>many of his remarks, ‘the whole’ must no longer be conceived as
>static and a-temporal. Instead, he attempts to re-describe the
>relationship between past, present and future by contesting the idea
>of time as a linear succession of moments of presence. Time and
>space, being and becoming(s) enter into non-reductive and creative
>relationships.
>
>In the wake of Nietzsche’s attempt to rethink time, the task of
>recording history also undergoes a fundamental reformulation.
>History can no longer be a discipline that merely registers the
>successions and constellations of entities and objects that remain
>identical over time. Nevertheless, history remains an integral part
>of his thinking. ‘Only as the most general form of history’,
>Nietzsche remarks in 1885, ‘is philosophy still acceptable to me’.
>History has to fulfil a much wider and a much more dynamic task.
>While philosophy definitely requires the corrective of history, the
>latter might have to be improved through a new philosophy of time.
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>Does Nietzsche, as some critics have argued, merely idealise time,
>transitoriness and difference in the same way that his predecessors
>idealised permanence, being and identity? What are the new
>conceptions of time that Nietzsche has to offer? What kind of
>historian was Nietzsche himself? What kinds of ‘temporal’ histories
>and ‘historical’ philosophies did Nietzsche write/or fail to write?
>
>The Friedrich Nietzsche Society welcomes proposals for 30-minute
>papers on the following themes:
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>•      Time and/or History
>•      Becoming(s)
>•      Memory and Time
>•      Time and modern science
>•      Genealogy and repetition
>•      Human and trans-human time
>•      Time and immanent transcendence
>•      Eternal recurrence •    Static versus dynamic history
>•      History of the earth
>•      Nietzsche’s philosophy of history
>•      Nietzsche the historian
>•      Historical/temporal consciousness
>•      Reception of Nietzsche ideas of time and history in 20th century
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>Abstracts (no longer than 400 words) should be submitted by 01 April
>2005 to Manuel Dries ([log in to unmask]). Early submissions are
>welcome.
>
>For further information, please go to our website:
>http://people.pwf.cam.ac.uk/md273/
>
>Supported by: The Tiarks Fund Department of German, University of
>Cambridge: http://www.mml.cam.ac.uk/german The Friedrich Nietzsche
>Society: http://www.fns.org.uk

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