The British Society for Phenomenology Annual Conference
3rd – 5th April 2009
St Hilda’s College Oxford
Nietzsche and Phenomenology
Nietzsche has been important for many thinkers in the phenomenological tradition, yet the relation between his work and phenomenology remains very much in question. This conference will examine both phenomenological readings of Nietzsche and the influence of Nietzsche on phenomenology.
- If there are connections between Nietzschean thought and phenomenology, what form do they take?
- Can Nietzsche be seen as a phenomenologist, or is phenomenological method fundamentally different from his way of thinking?
- What links can be drawn between Nietzsche’s genealogical method and any of the various forms of phenomenology practised today?
- In what respects are Nietzsche’s hermeneutics those of phenomenology: for example, is a ‘physician’ of culture still a phenomenologist, and if so, how?
- In dealing with the theme of ‘Nietzsche and Phenomenology’ it is impossible to ignore Heidegger’s monumental study of Nietzsche. But is it still the paradigm for phenomenological approaches to Nietzsche?
By assessing Nietzsche’s relation to the various phenomenological projects of the 20th and 21st centuries, the conference aims to reconsider the parameters of phenomenology itself – what it aspired to be in the past, and what its validity is for us today.
Ulli Haase (Manchester Metropolitan University)
David Farrell Krell (DePaul University)
Jill Marsden (University of Bolton)
Will McNeill (DePaul University)
Graham Parkes (University College Cork)
Andrea Rehberg (Bilkent University)
John Sallis (Boston College)
Jim Urpeth (University of Greenwich)
Conference organizers; Andrea Rehberg and Tony O’Connor.
Further information, including registration details, will appear on the web-site of The British Society for Phenomenology in due course: see, http://www.britishphenomenology.com.
Unfortunately, there will be no space on the programme this year for papers received in response to a call. However, we underline that postgraduate research students and undergraduates are very welcome. Two bursaries will be available for postgraduate students to offset the cost of attending the conference.
To find out more about the bursaries, or if you have any queries, please contact:
Faculty of Arts Media and Design
ST4 2XW UK
See also: http://britishphenomenology.com/Conference.aspx