Nietzsche's SuperMan

  • April 22, 2013 · 7:00 PM
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There are many persistent misconceptions concerning Nietzsche's idea of the SuperMan. The author of the suggested reading attempts to explain what the German philosopher actually meant, and why we should be paying attention.

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  • Brittany

    I greatly enjoyed our discussion of Nietzsche tonight, very enlightening!

    1 · April 22, 2013

  • Berto

    A couple of people were curious about Plato's dialogue Euthyphro, so here's a link to it (including an audio version): http://berto-meister.blogspot.com/2008/01/platos-euthyphro-ultimate-refutation-of.html, and if it seems to go in circles and you end up dizzy, here's a philosopher explaining how it works: http://berto-meister.blogspot.com/2008/08/is-god-necessary-for-morality.html

    1 · April 22, 2013

  • badiane

    I just realized that I won't make it in time.

    April 22, 2013

  • Sheryl

    I want to add my name, but I can't. I see a spot is available.

    April 22, 2013

  • Pat G.

    I'm withdrawing from this event in order to do an alternative session of it. Details will be up on meetup within a week. Note that if you sign up for my alternative and make it in, that's a commitment.

    March 27, 2013

  • Marie

    Most times not everyone shows up for an event. Is it advisable to just show up?

    1 · March 27, 2013

    • Massimo

      Marie, actually, no. That makes it impossible to plan, and most meetups are attended by pretty much everyone who rsvp'd.

      March 27, 2013

    • Marie

      Rats! Okay and thanks for letting getting back to me so quickly!

      1 · March 27, 2013

  • Seth A.

    Massimo - maybe it's me, but the link to the suggested reading doesn't work. Did you mean this article?

    http://philosophynow.org/issues/93/Nietzsches_Ubermensch_A_Hero_of_Our_Time

    If so, could you post the whole thing? (Subscribers only for this one) Thanks!

    March 18, 2013

    • Massimo

      As for subscribing to PN, don't forget that our members get a 15% discount (see "membership perks" on the left bar of this page).

      March 19, 2013

    • Seth A.

      Berto, I see what you're saying now, but just for curiosity I tried the same thing for the last dozen or so PN articles, and except for the free ones I'm still getting "subscribers only." Either you know the secret handshake or I'm in the Twilight Zone....

      March 19, 2013

  • badiane

    No subscription. I couldn't access the article. But I got to read this one: http://philosophynow.org/issues/93/Nietzsche_Our_Contemporary.

    It's amusing when people think their interpretation of someone and their ideas is equitable with who that person really is or that their idea is interchangeable for the original. The good Dr. disagrees not with Nietzsche but with his idea of who Nietzsche was that he has animated. He advocates for a referential system of values whereas Nietzsche seems to seeks congruency between ideas of the world and world to which those ideas refer which would seem de requis if they are to be actualized in that said world.

    For those who can, please take a look at these: http://www.amazon.com/Sagesse-Tragique-Nietzsche-Bib-Essais-French/dp/2253082813/ref=la_B001JOIBPW_1_11?ie=UTF8&qid=1363630295&sr=1-11 and http://www.amazon.com/Puissance-DExister-Bib-Essais-French-Edition/dp/2253083976/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1363630205&sr=8-4&keywords=michel+onfray

    March 18, 2013

    • Massimo

      badiane, the suggested article is available for free to members of this meetup at the link under "more > files" above.

      March 18, 2013

    • badiane

      Thanks.

      March 18, 2013

  • Pat G.

    I would encourage anyone willing to dig through some Nietzsche to look for the roles the "final man" and the "transcendant man" (how I'd translate the original term Ubermensch) play in his philosophy, and also note that early N was a classicist but he eventually turned that instinct towards something different. "Also Sprach Zarathustra" is a fun read, but to unpack it fully you'll want a broader background in N's writings.

    Looking forward to this meetup. Maybe we can do Machiavelli (discourses versus prince) at some point?

    1 · March 18, 2013

  • Aikta

    Hi Massimo - is it possible to get a bigger venue so more people can attend. Seems like all the events I want to attend are wait list only!

    1 · March 2, 2013

    • tommary1962

      Nevetheless, Aikta has a GOOD point. With all the thousands of venues in Manhattan, I find it hard to believe no other venue can be found. As to group dynamics in a large setting, a good facilitator can invest the entire group with the ability to take part in the conversation.

      March 10, 2013

    • Massimo

      Well, I guess then I'm not a good facilitator. The dynamic of a group depends very much on its size, and I'm happy with the current model.

      March 10, 2013

  • Aikta

    Aikta

    February 13, 2013

  • khatia m.

    1

    January 2, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi...is this only a bar? Or also a restaurant? On their website (http://bedlamnyc.com/BEDLAMNYC/Home.html) there's no clickable links to go to their menu...

    January 2, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thanks Massimo, it seems Bamiyan is the only favorite here? :o)

      January 2, 2013

    • Massimo

      No, we've tried other spots, but this one works well for a variety of reasons (decent food at reasonable prices, individual checks, separate room...).

      January 2, 2013

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