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Nietzsche: Perspectives on Liberation

Event Dates:
13 April 2023
Martín Hopenhayn


Nietzsche’s popularity and relevance can be explained by the fact that he philosophised from life and for life: his own, that of his contemporaries, and ours.

Like no one else, Nietzsche had a critical and luminous way of reading his time, through which we read ourselves. He illuminates the relationship between our personal dramas and the dramas of modernity. It does so in order to liberate us from the atavisms of morality, from the herd spirit, from the most rigid forms of thought, from the narratives that hinder our possibilities. It is in this vocation of liberation that Nietzsche’s thought articulates his critique of modernity, on the one hand, and his bid to take his liberating passion from it, on the other. This is why we always return to Nietzsche.

Based on a knowledge of some of Nietzsche’s fundamental texts, this workshop aims to open his toolbox, with the hope that everyone will be able to coin a Nietzsche of their own measure, to try out a personal and liberating form of lucidity.

Duration: Eight sessions from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., on April 13, 20, 27, May 4, 11, 18, 25, and Juin 1st.
Venue: Zoom platform, Facebook Live of the Centro para las Humanidades and Youtube Live UDP
Contact: [email protected]
Free workshop (in Spanish)

Contents per session:

  1. Philosophy and Life: From Nietzsche’s Case to Nietzsche’s Contribution – 13 April
  2. Life as a Trial of Liberation: The Fable of the Three Metamorphoses of the Spirit in Thus Spoke Zarathustra: Why Does Freedom Imply Innocence? An unenlightened model of conquering inner freedom – 20 April
  3. Living in helplessness: the many deaths in the death of God: how the exercise of truth leads to the annihilation of all truth – April 27
  4. Nietzschean Nihilism and 21st Century Nihilisms – 4 May
  5. The Genealogy of Morality and the Deconstruction of Reason as a New Form of Critical Consciousness: The Nietzsche of Foucault and Vattimo (Unmasking, Interpretation, Filiation, Deconstruction) – 11 May
  6. Nietzschean Ontology: Being as Becoming and Eternal Return: Secularisation or a Different Form of Sacralisation? – 18 May
  7. Models for experiencing oneself: Apollo, Dionysos, old and new metaphors of singularity and dissolution. Perspectivism and Health: The Gaze, the Body – 25 May
  8. Models for reinventing oneself: the tragic artist, the timeless, the free spirit – 1 June