The Department of Philosophy at the University of Warwick has a long-standing commitment to Nietzsche-studies and its promotion. It is pleased to announce details of two further workshops on Nietzsche taking place in June 2008 sponsored by the British Academy. The Department is delighted to be the host for one week of two leading commentators from the United States, Professor Lawrence J. Hatab and Professor Paul S. Loeb. They will be joined by Dr Herman Siemens from the University of Leiden and by several speakers from within the UK.
The first workshop will take place on Tuesday, June 3rd and is an internal workshop for Warwick graduates (limited places were available to outside graduates working on Nietzsche, but the workshop is now completely full). The second workshop will take place on Thursday, June 5th and is open to all, and will feature six presentations. The focus of the first workshop is on notions of chance, necessity, fate, fatalism, affirmation, and the doctrine of eternal recurrence in Nietzsche; the second workshop will feature papers on fate and on ethics in Nietzsche. Professors Hatab and Loeb will take part in both workshops, as will some of the other speakers. Both workshops will be chaired by Keith Ansell-Pearson of the Department of Philosophy at Warwick.
Biographies on Professors Hatab and Loeb
Lawrence J. Hatab is Louis I. Jaffe Professor in Philosophy at Old Dominion University and University Professor. He completed his M.A at Villanova University with a thesis on "Authenticity and Death in Heidegger's Being and Time", and went on to do his PhD thesis at Fordham University on "The Problem of Time and Becoming in Nietzsche's Doctrine of Eternal Recurrence." He has been at Old Dominion since 1976 and has won awards for outstanding teaching in the College of Arts and Letters, for research, and most inspiring Faculty award. He has published numerous articles on Nietzsche, Heidegger, Spinoza, and Eastern philosophy and is the author of several books, including: Nietzsche’s On the Genealogy of Morality, Cambridge University Press, forthcoming 2008; Nietzsche’s Life Sentence: Coming to Terms with Eternal Recurrence.
Paul S. Loeb is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Puget Sound. He earned his PhD in Philosophy at the University of California at Berkeley, where he specialized in Kant and Wittgenstein. He is currently completing a book for Cambridge entitled, The Death of Nietzsche's Zarathustra. He is also the co-editor and co-translator of Thus Spoke Zarathustra and the associated unpublished notebook material in KSA 10 and 11 for Stanford's Complete Works of Friedrich Nietzsche. He has published numerous articles on Nietzsche, the most recent being "Suicide, Meaning, and Redemption," in Nietzsche on Time and History, ed. Manuel Dries (Walter de Gruyter, 2008) and "The Thought-Drama of Eternal Recurrence," in The Journal of Nietzsche Studies (Issue 34, 2007), and he is authoring the article, "Eternal Recurrence," in the forthcoming Oxford Handbook on Nietzsche. He is the North American Book Review Editor and is on the Editorial Board for The Journal of Nietzsche Studies.