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Keynote speeches and special session given at the international conference 'Nietzsche on Mind and Nature', held at St. Peter's College, Oxford, 11-13 September 2009, organized by the Faculty of Philosophy, University of Oxford.

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Keynote speeches and special session given at the international conference 'Nietzsche on Mind and Nature', held at St. Peter's College, Oxford, 11-13 September 2009, organized by the Faculty of Philosophy, University of Oxford.

    The Genealogy of Guilt

    The Genealogy of Guilt

    Nietzsche's objective is not to challenge the Christian non-naturalistic account of guilt but to show that Christian representation of guilt is a product of the exploitation of human susceptibility to guilt as instrument of self-directed cruelty.

    • 59 min
    Nietzsche on Soul in Nature

    Nietzsche on Soul in Nature

    This keynote speech examines if, according to Nietzsche, experience of nature is inevitably conditioned by some archetypal phantasm or cultural construction process or if unmediated apprehension of nature is possible.

    • 35 min
    Who is the 'Sovereign Individual?' Nietzsche on Freedom

    Who is the 'Sovereign Individual?' Nietzsche on Freedom

    Nietzsche's Sovereign Individual (SI) argues that 1. Nietzsche denies free will and moral responsibility. 2. SI in no way supports a denial of 1. 3. Nietzsche engages in a 'persuasive definition' of the language of Freedom and Free Will.

    • 47 min
    Consciousness, Language and Nature: Nietzsche's Philosophy of Mind and Nature

    Consciousness, Language and Nature: Nietzsche's Philosophy of Mind and Nature

    On the triangulation between consciousness, language and nature in Nietzsche's philosophy and contemporary philosophy of mind and proposes a philosophy of signs and interpretation as a basis for a philosophy of mind, language and nature.

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Nietzsche's Metaphysics

    Nietzsche's Metaphysics

    Nietzsche rejects a persisting self; real distinctions of objects and properties, categorical and dispositional properties, causes and effects; free will. He holds that determinism is true, reality is one and fundamentally experiential.

    • 57 min
    Nietzsche's Value Monism - Saying Yes to Everything

    Nietzsche's Value Monism - Saying Yes to Everything

    Lecture on Nietzsche's attack on Value Dualism, as well as the view he offers instead and whether Nietzsche can sustain his Value Monism-the view that everything is good-given the pressures that pull him back into saying no as well as yes.

    • 1 hr 7 min

Customer Reviews

3.8 out of 5
64 Ratings

64 Ratings

Laszlo Jamf ,

This is a review.

I'm finicky about lectures on Nietzsche, because they too often domesticate and neuter/neutralize a body of work that is wild, dangerous, protean, inexhaustible. The lectures and commentaries on Nietzsche that I've heard rarely abide with the sprightly, captious, exhilarating spirit of Nietzsche's writing. But these lectures are, for the most part, excellent-- nuanced, clever, profound... my favorites were "Consciousness, Language and Nature", "Nietzsche's Value Monism", and "Nietzsche on Soul in Nature" -- really allowed me to luxuriate the more deeply, richly, lushly in Nietzsche's wilderness.

Crowbar Man ,

Oxford should stop trying to make podcasts

They are only tarnishing their supposed reputation as one of the most prestigious universities in the world. As with most of their podcasts, the audio is terribly amateur. The professor’s droning voice is lost in the echos of the room. Since the microphone is apparently among the audience (instead of the professor’s lapel, where it should be), the clearest sounds in the lecture are coming from cell phones ringing, or students coughing, sneezing, and blowing their noses.

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