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Spinoza and Nietzsche in Dialogue – 2 day conference

Event Date: 17 – 18 May 2013 Room B01 Clore Management Centre Birkbeck, University of London Torrington Square London WC1E 7HX The Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities presents:                           Spinoza and Nietzsche in Dialogue A two-day conference Friedrich Nietzsche wrote in 1881: “I am utterly amazed, utterly enchanted! I have a precursor, and what a precursor! [T]his most unusual and …

Ken Gemes – Nietzsche on The Value of Truth

  Department of Philosophy Professor Ken Gemes (Birkbeck) – Nietzsche on the Value of Truth Nietzsche claims that the with the rejection of religious underpinning of the value of truth (the truth as God’s word) we can now raise the question of why and to what extent we should value truth.  He argues that our need for meaning conflicts with …

Ken Gemes – Nietzsche on Nihilism and the Death of God

  Department of Philosophy Professor Ken Gemes (Birkbeck) – Nietzsche on Nihilism and the Death of God This lecture introduces Nietzsche as the philosopher of the death of god. Nietzsche claims that we have not yet fully understood the ramifications of the modern rejection of belief in God.  Giving up on belief in God undermines all our values, though many …