North American Nietzsche Society 2022

October 7, 2022 - October 8, 2022
Department of Philosophy, Brown University

Room 305
172 Meeting Street
Providence 02912
United States


  • North American Nietzsche Society


University of California, Riverside
California State University, San Bernardino
Brock University
University of Southern Mississippi
Cardiff University
Providence College
Purdue University
Boston University


Boston University
California State University, San Marcos
Brown University

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Brown University
 Pembroke Hall Room 305, 172 Meeting Street, Providence RI
October 7th-8th

Friday, Oct. 7th
9:00–9:20           Meeting Registration | Coffee & Tea
9:20–9:30           Welcome & Opening Remarks
9:30–11:00        Opening Panel: James Mollison A Leibnizian Reading of Nietzsche's Drive Psychology (Purdue
                             Commentator: Thomas Lambert (Princeton University)
                             Chair and Moderator: Allison Merrick (California State University, San Marcos)

11:15–12:45      "Psychological Reduction Arguments Against Pessimism: Nietzsche on Degeneration & Weltschmerz" 
                             Patrick Hassan (Cardiff University)
                             Commentator: Scott Jenkins (University of Kansas)
                             Chair and Moderator: Paul Katsafanas (Boston University)

12:45–2:15         LUNCH BREAK (Lunch provided)

2:15–4:15          Panel Discussion: "Power"
                            Christine Daigle (Brock University)
                            Ian Dunkle (University of Southern Mississippi)
                            Thomas Meredith (Santa Clara University)
                            Chair and Moderator: Matthew Meyer (University of Scranton)

4:30–6:00         Keynote Address: Maudemarie Clark "Does Nietzsche Really Think Consciousness is Unimportant?"
                           (University of California, Riverside). 
                  Chair and Moderator: Jessica Berry (Georgia State University)

6:30pm             Conference Dinner at the Brown Faculty Club (for speakers, commentators, and chairs)
Saturday, Oct. 8th
9:00–9:30            Coffee & Tea
9:30–11:00          Caroline Wall “The Realm of Our Invention: On the Role of Parody in Nietzsche's Thought” (Boston University)
                              Commentator: Melanie Shepherd (Misericordia University)
                              Chair and Moderator: Jeremy Fortier (Claremont McKenna College)
11:15–12:45       Kaitlyn Creasy: “Emotional Dominance and Psycho-physiological Decadence”(California State University, San Bernardino)
                              Commentator: Robert Guay (Binghamton University, State University New York)
                              Chair and Moderator: Katie Brennan (Temple University)

12:45–2:15         LUNCH BREAK (Lunch provided)

2:15–3:45            Joel Van Fossen*  “Love in the Deepest Sense" (Boston University)
                                  * Winner of the NANS 2022 Graduate Student Prize
                              Commentator: Gabriel Zamosc (University of Colorado, Denver)
                              Chair and Moderator: Vasfi O. Ozen (College of Saint Mary)

4:00–5:30           Closing KeynoteAnthony Jensen "The Death and Redemption of God: Nietzsche's Conversation with Philip Mainlander" (Providence College)
                             Chair and Moderator: Bernard Reginster (Brown University)

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