CFP: Nietzsche’s postmoralism

University of Southampton, 7 – 9 July 2010

Conference announcment and call for papers

We are pleased to announce the third annual conference (and final event) of the AHRC funded research project, Nietzsche & Modern Moral Philosophy, based at the University of Southampton:

Confirmed Plenary Speakers

Dan Conway (Texas A&M)

Christa Davis Acampora (Hunter College, CUNY)

Paul Loeb (Puget Sound)

Alexander Nehamas (Princeton)

Robert Pippin (Chicago)

Tamsin Shaw (Princeton)

Ivan Soll (Wisconsin-Madison)

*Conference Registration is not yet open (we expect that it will open in March 2010)*


We invite submissions for the conference’s parallel Open Sessions. Submissions from postgraduate students are very welcome. We especially encourage papers that connect Nietzsche’s postmoralism to the project’s wider remit: namely, a critical assessment of Nietzsche’s significance for modern moral philosophy.

Possible topics include (but are by no means limited to):

What ‘postmoralism’ is or means; what sort of alternative to ‘morality’ Nietzsche intends (e.g. perfectionist or otherwise, social or individualistic); who is to bring about, or engage in, this alternative ideal; Nietzsche’s ideal type; how ‘immoral’ Nietzsche’s postmoralism is; which values might survive Nietzsche’s critique of morality and/or feature in his positive ideal; whether Nietzsche’s postmoralism is adequately motivated by his critique of morality; the justificatory/metaethical status of Nietzsche’s positive normative/evaluative claims…

Submissions should not exceed 4,000 words. Papers should be presentable in 25 mins.

Submission deadline: 9th April 2010

Successful Authors will be informed by 7th May.

Submissions to be sent to:

We hope to be able to subsidise parts of the conference costs for delegates presenting in the conference’s Open Sessions (further details tbc).

Nietzsche project participants
Lanier Anderson (Stanford), Julia Annas (Arizona), Keith Ansell-Pearson (Warwick), Jessica Berry (Georgia State), Simon Blackburn (Cambridge), Maudemarie Clark (Colgate / UC Riverside), James Conant (Chicago), Dan Conway (Texas A&M), Stephen Darwall (Yale), Allan Gibbard (Michigan), Christa Davis Acampora (Hunter College, CUNY), Robert Guay (Binghampton), Ken Gemes (Birkbeck / Southampton), Edward Harcourt (Oxford), Kevin Hill (Portland), Nadeem Hussain (Stanford), Chris Janaway (Southampton), Paul Katsafanas (New Mexico), Peter Kail (Oxford), Brian Leiter (Chicago), Paul Loeb (Puget Sound), Robert Louden (S. Maine), Sabina Lovibond (Oxford), Simon May (Birkbeck), Mark Migotti (Calgary), Seiriol Morgan (Bristol), Alexander Nehamas (Princeton), David Owen (Southampton), Robert Pippin (Chicago), Peter Poellner (Warwick), Peter Railton (Michigan), Bernard Reginster (Brown), John Richardson (NYU), Aaron Ridley (Southampton), Simon Robertson (Southampton), Martin Saar (Goethe-Universität, Frankfurt), Richard Schacht (Illinois, Urbana-Champaign), Tamsin Shaw (Princeton), John Skorupski (St. Andrews), Michael Slote (Miami), Robin Small (Auckland), Ivan Soll (Wisconsin-Madison), Stefan Sorgner (Erfurt), Henry Staten (Washington), Alan Thomas (Kent), Christine Swanton (Auckland), Christopher Williams (Nevada, Reno).

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