Northwestern University

Mon 4:00 PM

Philosophy Colloquia Series: John Richardson (NYU)

When: Monday, April 10, 2017
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM  

Where: Kresge Hall, 1515, 1880 Campus Drive, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Contact: Jasmine Hatten   847.491.3656

Group: Philosophy Colloquia Series

Category: Academic


"Nietzsche on Communities and Selves"

Nietzsche's idea of 'the common' occupies a key point in his geography of arguments--they meet in it from every direction. The paper tries to map some of this territory, and in particular what might be called its 'existential' part. The common is a way of having values--in order to share them--and a community is a group held together this way. Nietzsche thinks of his 'individual' as not valuing this way, instead having values of 'its own'. But once one gives up allegiance to shared norms, how or where does one get 'one's own' values? The paper looks at what Nietzsche thinks one must do to 'become a self'.

This event in in conjunction with the Chicago-Area Consortium in German Philosophy.

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