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>From: "Herman Siemens" <[log in to unmask]>
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>Subject: CFP: Nietzsche, Power & Politics (Netherlands) (11/1/06; 
>FNS, 3/23/07-3/25/07)
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>THE 16TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE
>FRIEDRICH NIETZSCHE SOCIETY OF GREAT BRITAIN AND IRELAND
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>Nietzsche, Power & Politics
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>March 23 - 25, 2007
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>UNIVERSITY OF LEIDEN, THE NETHERLANDS
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>CALL FOR PAPERS
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>Nietzsche's legacy for politics and political thought is profoundly
>ambivalent and controversial. A self-declared 'antipolitical' German, he
>condemned politics and all things political, yet he also called for a
>'grosse Politik'. While a fierce critic of modern democracy, pleased to be
>called an 'aristocratic radical', he also acknowledged democracy as the
>signature of modernity and valued it as a quarantine against tyranny.
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>Over the last 10 years Nietzsche's significance for political thought has
>become a central and hotly contested area of Nietzsche research, especially
>in the Anglophone world: Is Nietzsche a political thinker at all, or an
>antipolitical philosopher of values and culture? Is Nietzsche an
>aristocratic political thinker who damns democracy as an expression of
>modern Nihilism, or can his thought, especially his thought on the Greek
>agon, be appropriated for contemporary democratic theory? Do Nietzsche's
>criticisms of democracy allow for a politics that is compatible with
>democratic commitments? Nietzsche is known to be an important source of
>inspiration for Hannah Arendt, but does Arendt's concept of politics and the
>public sphere go decisively beyond Nietzsche - or are they fundamentally
>compatible as political thinkers?  These are some of the issues being
>currently debated.
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>The 2007 conference will follow the standard FNS conference format of five
>parallel sessions and five plenary sessions with well-known speakers in the
>field. But it will also depart from this format in the sense that three of
>the plenary sessions will involve not a single speaker, but two speakers,
>each making the case for one side in some of the current controversies
>mentioned above.
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>Confirmed plenary speakers include:
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>Dan Conway (Texas A&M University) on Nietzsche as a political thinker
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>Paul van Tongeren (Radbound University, The Netherlands) on Nietzsche as
>antipolitical thinker
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>William Connolly (Johns Hopkins University) on Nietzsche and radical
>democracy
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>Dana Villa (UC Santa Barbara) on Arendt contra Nietzsche
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>James Conant (University of Chicago) on Nietzsche's Perfectionism and
>Democracy
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>Keith Ansell-Pearson (Warwick University) will chair the round table
>discussion.
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>The Friedrich Nietzsche Society welcomes proposals for 30-minute papers on
>all topics relevant to the conference theme, including the following:
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>* Nietzsche and ancient political philosophy / Nietzsche and modern
>political philosophy
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>* Nietzsche and political values: freedom, justice, equality, pluralism /
>tolerance, identity & community
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>* Nietzsche and political action: praxis and poiesis
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>* Nietzsche and political power
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>*  Topics in Nietzsche's political thought, including 'grosse Politik', the
>critique of democracy, aristocracy, the agon, legislation, Germany / das
>Reich, the Greeks
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>* Nietzsche and Liberalism /    Republicanism / Aristocratism / Agonistic
>democracy
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>* Nietzsche and the Frankfurt School / Critical Theory; Foucault; Leo
>Strauss; Hannah Arendt; Carl Schmitt; Machiavelli; Spinoza; Rousseau;
>Hobbes; Plato; Thucydides
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>* Nietzsche and Nineteenth Century politics / political thought (Bismarck;
>Napoleon; Burckhardt, Marx, Feuerbach, de Tocqueville, Mill; Wagner)
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>Papers on other relevant topics will also be considered.
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>Abstracts (no longer than 400 words) should be submitted by 01 November to
>Herman Siemens ([log in to unmask]). Early submissions are welcome.
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>Webpage under construction at: http://www.fns2007.leidenuniv.nl/
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>SUPPORTED BY:
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>THE FACULTY OF PHILOSOPHY, UNIVERSITY OF LEIDEN

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