The Nietzsche Research Seminar, Oxford 2011

Faculty of Philosophy, Maison Française d'Oxford, Convenors: Paolo D'Iorio and Manuel Dries

The Nietzsche Research Seminar

Hilary Term 2011
Convenor: Dr M. Dries

Wed. 5–7 pm, Ryle Room, Merton Street (weeks 2, 4, 6, 8)

These seminars will discuss new, unpublished work by international Nietzsche scholars mainly from outside Oxford. Papers will be pre-circulated. Guests will give a short introduction to their papers, usually followed by a student response, and general discussion.

Week 3 (26 Jan): Prof. Stephen Mulhall (Oxford): Orchestral Metaphysics: The Birth of Tragedy between Drama, Opera and Philosophy (postponed)

Week 4 (9 Feb): Dr. Tom Stern (UCL): The Truth will set you Free: a conflict in Nietzsche’s Early Writing

Week 6 (23 Feb): Prof. John Richardson (NYU, US): Nietzsche’s psychology

Week 8 (9 March): Prof. Larry Hatab (Old Dominion, US): Nietzsche on Consciousness and Language.

Trinity Term 2011
Convenors: Dr. habil. Paolo D’Iorio and Dr M. Dries

Tue. 5–7 pm, Faculty of Philosophy, Ryle Room, 10 Merton Street (weeks 2, 4, 6, 8)

Week 1 (3. May): Prof. Andreas Urs Sommer (Freiburg, Germany): Spinoza, Nietzsche, and History

Week 3 (17. May): Prof. Francisco Arenas (Valencia, Spain): When art purges the emotions: Nietzsche, Aristotle and the nineteenth- century interpretation of tragic catharsis

Week 4 (24. May): Dr Tom Bailey (Rome, Italy): Kant’s aesthetics and Nietzsche’s ethics

Week 6 (7. June): Nietzsche’s reading of English philosophers. Workshop with Prof. Thomas Brobjer (Uppsala, Sweden), Dr Benedetta Zavatta (Urbino, Italy), Dr Luca Lupo (Cosenza, Italy)
Note: we will start one hour earlier from 4-7 pm

Week 8 (21. June): Dr Olivier Ponton (Saint-Étienne, France): Sum, ergo cogito: cogito, ergo sum. La pensée et la vie dans Le Gai savoir
Prof. Patrick Wotling (Reims, France): “Who are we anyway?” Nietzsche and the displacement of the philosophical problematic
Note: this session will take place at the Maison Française d’Oxford, 4-6 pm

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