CFP: Nietzsche’s Postmoralism (July 7-9, 2010)


A conference CFP that we thought might interest some of our readers (for more information, visit the conference organizers’ website by clicking here):

Nietzsche’s Postmoralism

University of Southampton, UK (7 – 9 July, 2010)

Confirmed Plenary Speakers

  • Dan Conway (Texas & AM)
  • Christa Davis Acampora (Hunter College, CUNY)
  • Rainer Forst (Goethe-Universität, Frankfurt)
  • Paul Loeb (Puget Sound)
  • Alexander Nehamas (Princeton)
  • Robert Pippin (Chicago)
  • Tamsin Shaw (Princeton)
  • Ivan Soll (Wisconsin-Madison)

Conference Registration is *not* yet open (we expect that it will open in March 2010).


We invite submissions for the conference’s parallel Open Sessions. Submissions from postgraduate students are very welcome. We especially encourage papers that connect Nietzsche’s postmoralism to the project’s wider remit: namely, a critical assessment of Nietzsche’s significance for modern moral philosophy.

Possible topics include (but are by no means limited to):

What ‘postmoralism’ is or means; what sort of alternative to ‘morality’ Nietzsche intends (e.g. perfectionist or otherwise, social or individualistic); who is to bring about, or engage in, this alternative ideal; Nietzsche’s ideal type; how ‘immoral’ Nietzsche’s postmoralism is; which values might survive Nietzsche’s critique of morality and/or feature in his positive ideal; whether Nietzsche’s postmoralism is adequately motivated by his critique of morality; the justificatory/metaethical status of Nietzsche’s positive normative/evaluative claims…

Submissions should not exceed 4,000 words. Papers should be presentable in 25 mins. Submission deadline: 9th April 2010. Successful authors will be informed by 7th May.

Submissions to be sent to:

We hope to be able to subsidise parts of the conference costs for delegates presenting in the conference’s Open Sessions (further details tbc).

For further information, or enquiries, please contact Dr Simon Robertson, at

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