We are extremely pleased to announce that Dr.
Bernard Reginster, Associate Professor of Philosophy at Brown University,
will be our featured speaker. Professor Reginster completed his
undergraduate studies at the University of Louvain in 1984. He was awarded a
Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Pennsylvania in 1992. He has
taught at Brown University since 1994 and was appointed Associate Professor
in 2001. His research interests are ethics, moral psychology, and 19th
and 20th-century continental philosophy. Dr. Reginsterís current
work includes themes in Nietzscheís philosophy; conceptions of the self in
20th century French philosophy; and virtue in 19th
century German philosophy.
His published works include
articles on ethics and Nietzscheís philosophy, as well as two books:
Nietzsche. LíOeil et líAbÓme (Presses Universitaires de Louvain, 1986)
and forthcoming from Harvard University Press, The Affirmation of Life:
Nietzsche on Overcoming Nihilism. Professor Reginsterís paper,
Nihilism and the Affirmation of Life, presents an overview of
Nietzscheís philosophical project. It touches upon, directly or indirectly,
several interrelated themes that together constitute a problem-set (French,
problťmatique) of broad philosophical interest: a
prominent and controversial motif (nihilism) in 19th and 20th-century
continental philosophy; fundamental issues in ethics; existential and psychological dimensions
of meaning and value; and the contemporary cultural and ethical significance of Nietzscheís general philosophical project. Given
its thematic complexity and philosophical implications, Professor Reginsterís paper promises to evoke a lively and stimulating philosophical
Please RSVP by March 30
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