Saturday, December 13, 2014

Philosophy Salon: Nietzsche

Moustaches and shiraz for everyone
On Friday I hosted the very first Philosophy Salon at The School of Life, Melbourne. The topic was Friedrich Nietzsche.

I gave three lectures on key Nietzschean ideas -- the will to power, Übermensch and the eternal return -- and we had discussion after each. Some great conversation about the contemporary relevance of Nietzsche, and what exactly a Superman looks like. For example, if the Overman is more a process than a single ideal, might an Übermensch be a 'liberal' Republican? Also some good discussion about Nietzsche's relationship to community, and the difference between power and might.

This salon was sold out, but I believe there are still tickets for my next one: on Hume, on 22nd January.

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