Nietzsche on Mind and Nature
11-13 September 2009
St Peter’s College, University of Oxford
DEADLINE: 15 March 2009
The Faculty of Philosophy at the University of Oxford will host the 2009 International Conference of the Friedrich Nietzsche Society of Great Britain and Ireland, 11-13 September 2009, at St. Peter’s College, Oxford.
Keynote speakers include:
Prof. Günter Abel, Faculty of Philosophy, TU Berlin, Germany
Prof. Brian Leiter, Faculty of Law, University of Chicago, USA
Prof. Graham Parkes, Faculty of Philosophy, Cork, Ireland
Prof. Peter Poellner, Faculty of Philosophy, Warwick University, UK
Prof. Bernard Reginster, Faculty of Philosophy, Brown University, USA
Prof. John Richardson, Faculty of Philosophy, NYU, USA
Prof. Galen Strawson, Department of Philosophy, Reading University, UK
This conference seeks for the first time to consider Nietzsche’s philosophy of mind in relation to his philosophical naturalism. We hope to consider papers by Nietzsche experts with a background in continental and/or analytic philosophy as well as from those working in the fields of philosophy of mind and naturalism with a strong interest in Nietzsche.
Potential topics include:
Nietzsche’s theory of subjectivity; Nietzsche and the body; intentionality; memory and self; consciousness & self-consciousness; Nietzsche and biology; epiphenomenalism; Nietzsche and psychology; mind-body problem; emotion, cognition, unconsciousness; perspectivism and the self; self and otherness; self-awareness and self-knowledge; mind as emergent phenomenon; Nietzsche and neuroscience; mind, world, brain; intersubjectivity and value; art, mind, nature; narrative/non-narrative self; influences & reception; naturalism; agency & freedom
We invite submissions for 30-minute papers on the above or related topics.
Please send an abstract of a maximum of 400 words via email by Sunday 15 March
2009 to fnsox /at/ philosophy.ox.ac.uk
Notification of acceptance will be sent no later than 1 April 2009.
For further details, please visit the conference website at
or contact the organizers at fnsox/at/philosophy.ox.ac.uk
Dr. Peter Kail & Dr. Manuel Dries, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Oxford