September 18-20, 2015
- Keith Ansell-Pearson (University of Warwick)
- Kathleen Higgins (University of Texas at Austin)
- Alexander Nehamas (Princeton University)
- Sigridur Thorgeirsdottir (University of Iceland)
- Paul van Tongeren (Radboud University Nijmegen)
Call For Abstracts
The Society welcomes abstracts for 30-minute papers on the following topics:
- Nietzsche’s relation to the tradition of the philosophy of life, including his reception of, and relation to, forgotten and neglected figures in this tradition.
- Nietzsche’s relation to ‘life’ thinking from Aristotle to Heidegger.
- The status and role of the will to power in his mature philosophy.
- Nietzsche’s relation to current developments in complexity thinking in the new physics and the new biology.
- The ethics of life, including questions of normativity, eudemonia or flourishing, affirmation and perfectionism.
- The relation between physics (physis) and ethics (ethos) in Nietzsche’s thinking, including key notions like: self-knowledge, self-discovery, self-transformation, experiment, attempt (Versuch).
- Nietzsche's relation to the traditions of the art of living, including Socratic, Hellenistic, and modern sources and trajectories.
- The turn from the work of art to human life as work in Nietzsche, including key notions like: self-stylisation, self-legislation, self-creation.
- Nietzsche’s relation to the ‘aesthetics of existence’ (Foucault) as a form of individual self-realisation.
- Life as a woman / vita femina: gender perspectives on Nietzsche’s concept of life and the art of living.
Abstracts should be no longer than 400 words. Please submit your abstract by email to [log in to unmask]. as a pdf attachment prepared for blind review, by March 31, 2015.
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