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Pacific Division Programs

The American Philosophical Association, Pacific Division, 2012

Seattle, Westin Seatle, April 4-7

Topic: "Nietzsche as a Figure in the History of Philosophy"

Chair: Jessica Berry

Speakers: Michael Steven Green (College of William and Mary)

Gary Shapiro (University of Richmond)

Paul Loeb (University of Puget Sound)

The American Philosophical Association, Pacific Division, 2011

San Diego, at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront Hotel, April 20-24

Topic: "Nietzsche and the Free Spirit"

Chair: Lanier Anderson

First Speaker: Keith Ansell-Pearson (Warwick University)

Second Speaker: Peter Poellner (Warwick University)

Third Speaker: Bernard Reginster (Brown University)

The American Philosophical Association, Pacific Division, 2010

Topic:    Nietzsche and Antiquity

Chair:    R. Lanier Anderson (Stanford University)

Speakers: Nickolas Pappas (City College of New York and City University of New York–Graduate Center)

Joel E. Mann (St. Norbert College)

Wilson H. Shearin (Stanford University)


The American Philosophical Association, Pacific Division Eighty-Third Annual Meeting

Westin Bayshore Vancouver, BC April 8 - 12, 2009

North American Nietzsche Society 7:00-10:00 p.m.

Topic: Nietzsche’s Psychology

Chair: Paul S. Loeb (University of Puget Sound)

Speakers: Paul Katsafanas (University of New Mexico)

Mark Migotti (University of Calgary)

Commentator: Scott Jenkins (University of Kansas)

The American Philosophical Association, Pacific Division Eighty-Second Annual Meeting

Hilton Pasadena, Pasadena, CA March 18 - 23, 2008

North American Nietzsche Society 8:00-11:00 p.m.

Topic: Living with Robert Solomon

Chair: Lanier Anderson (Stanford University)

Speakers: Jessica N. Berry (Georgia State University)

Daniel Conway (Texas A&M University)

Paul S. Loeb (University of Puget Sound)

Bernd Magnus (University of California–Riverside)

Shari Starrett (California State University–Fullerton)

Tracy Strong (University of California–San Diego)

Commentator: Kathleen Higgins (University of Texas–Austin)

The American Philosophical Association, Pacific Division, Eighty-First Annual Meeting

The Westin St. Francis, San Francisco, CA April 3 - 8, 2007

North American Nietzsche Society 6:00-9:00 p.m.

Topic: Author-Meets-Critics: Bernard Reginster, The Affirmation of Life

Chair: Lanier Anderson (Stanford University)

Author: Bernard Reginster (Brown University)

Critics: Maudemarie Clark (Colgate University)

Nadeem J. Z. Hussain (Stanford University)

Ivan Soll (University of Wisconsin–Madison)

The American Philosophical Association, Pacific Division Eightieth Annual Meeting

The Portland Hilton Portland, OR March 22 - 26, 2006

North American Nietzsche Society 7:15-10:15 p.m.

Topic: New Work on Nietzsche’s Moral Psychology

Chair: Paul Miklowitz (California Polytechnic University–San Luis Obispo)

Speakers: David McNeill (University of Essex)

“Bad Conscience and Human Temporality”

Robert Guay (Barnard College)

“Transcendental Elitism”

Mathias Risse (Harvard University)

“Nietzsche on Justice and the Duties of the ‘Uebermensch’”

Commentator: John Richardson (New York University)

The American Philosophical Association, Pacific Division Seventy-Ninth Annual Meeting

The Westin St. Francis San Francisco, CA

March 22 - 27, 2005

North American Nietzsche Society

9:00 a.m.-Noon

Topic: Nietzsche's Critique of Christianity

Chair: R. Lanier Anderson (Stanford University)

Speakers: Bernard Reginster (Brown University)

Tamsin Shaw (Princeton University)

Commentator: Van Harvey (Stanford University)


The American Philosophical Association, Pacific Division Seventy-Eighth Annual Meeting

Hilton Pasadena Pasadena, CA March 24 - 28, 2004

North American Nietzsche Society

6:00-8:00 p.m.

Topic: Reconsidering Eugene Fink's Nietzsche's Philosophy

Chair: Lawrence Hatab (Old Dominion University)

Speakers: James Winchester (Georgia College & State University)

Babette Babich (Fordham University)

Steven Crowell (Rice University)

American Philosophical Association, Pacific Division Seventy-seventh Annual Meeting Program

San Francisco, California March 26-March 30, 2003

North American Nietzsche Society, Session I

1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Author Meets

Critics: Michael Green, Nietzsche and the Transcendental Tradition

Chair: Lawrence Hatab (Old Dominion University)

Speakers: Maudemarie Clark (Colgate University)

Alan White (Williams College)

Respondent: Michael Green (George Mason University)

Friday, March 28

North American Nietzsche Society, Session II

9:00 a.m. - noon

Author Meets

Critics: Robert Gooding-Williams, Zarathustra's Dionysian Modernism

Chair: Alan D. Schrift (Grinnell College)

Speakers: Daniel W. Conway (Penn State University)

Gary Shapiro (University of Richmond)

Respondent: Robert Gooding-Williams (Northwestern University)

North American Nietzsche Society

11:45 AM-1:45 PM

Chair: Richard Schacht (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign)

Title: "Human, All Too Human and the Socrates Who Plays Music"

Speaker: Matthew Meyer (University of Vienna)

Title: "Is Nietzsche a Common-Sense Realist?"

Speaker: Javier Noe-Ibañez (Marquette University)

Title: "Nietzsche and Korsgaard's Kant on the Unity of Agency"

Speaker: Mathias Risse (Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University)

2002 Pacific Division, 76th Annual Meeting

The 2002 Pacific Division meeting will be held on March 28-30 in Seattle, at the Seattle Westin Hotel. Our session will be a symposium on "Nietzsche and Music," on Friday, March 29th, 7:30 - 10:30pm. The topic is a rich one; come if you can.

Chair: Robert C. Welshon (University of Colorado, Colorado Springs)


Tracy Strong (Department of Political Science, University of CA, San Diego):

"Hearing With One's Eyes: Nietzsche, Music and Transformation"

John Carvalho (Villanova University):

"Dance of Dionysius: The Body in Nietzsche's Philosophy of Music"

Kathleen M. Higgins (University of Texas, Austin)

"Music or the Mistaken Life"

Richard Schacht (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign)

"Nietzsche, Music, Truth, Value"

2001 Pacific Division, 75th Annual Meeting

Our program at the spring 2001 Pacific Division meeting, held in San Francisco, consisted in a symposium on “Nietzsche on Consciousness and the Unconscious.” Bernard Reginster chaired the symposium. The speakers were:

Lanier Anderson, “Sensualism and Nietzsche’s Philosophy of Mind:

A Look at Beyond Good and Evil 11-15”

Robert Welshon, “Conscious and Unconscious Perspectives”

Irvin Yalom, “Nietzsche and Psychotherapy”

Graham Parkes, “Hanging on the Backs of Tigers and Wondering What’s

Going on Down There”

2000 APA Pacific Division, 74th Annual Meeting

Our program at the APA Pacific Division meeting will take place at the Hyatt Regency Albuquerque in Albuquerque, NM on Friday, April 7, from 7-10 PM in the Grand Pavillion V room. The title of the program is "Nietzsche and British Philosophy," and the participants are as follows:

Chair: Robert Welshon (University of Colorado)

Speakers: Laurence Lampert (Indiana University)

"Nietzsche and Bacon"

Paul Patton (University of Sydney)

"Power and Political Community in Hobbes and Nietzsche"

Craig Beam (University of Waterloo)

"Ethical Affinities: Nietzsche in the Tradition of Hume"

Kenneth Gemes (Yale University)

"Complacent Naturalism vs. Revolutionary Naturalism: Hume, Darwin, and Nietzsche"

1999 APA Pacific Division, 73rd Annual Meeting

Our program at the APA Pacific Division meeting will take place at the Claremont Resort Hotel in Berkeley, CA on Friday, April 2, from 9 AM to noon, in the Cabernet (!) Room. It too will take the form of a symposium, on the topic "Is there a Doctrine of `Will to Power'?" (The scope-modifier "in Nietzsche's Thought and Work," or something to that effect is of course to be understood.) There will be four invited speakers, all of whom will address this topic:

Maudmarie Clark (Colgate University)

David Owen (University of Southhampton)

John Richardson (New York University)

Richard Schacht (University of Illinois, Urbana)


64th Annual Pacific Divison Meeting

March 28-31 LA, CA

March 29th, 1990

Symposium: Nietzsche and the Greeks

Chair: Martin Schwab (UC, Irvine)

Speakers; Walter Bogen (Villanova Univ(

David Lachterman (Penn State University)

John Sallis (Loyola University Chicago)

63rd Annual Pacific Division

Oakland CA March 23-25 1989

Topic: The Times of Twilight of The Idols: Nietzsche, Modernism, Postmodernism

Chair: Robert Pippin (UC San Diego)

Symposiasts: Douglas Keller (UT)

Dennis Schmidt (SUNY Binghamton)

Charles Scott (Vanderbilt)

Tracy Strong (UC San Diego)

62nd Pacific Division Meeting

Portland March 26 1988

Topic: New Nietzsche Studies

Chair: David Allison

Speakers: Maudemarie Clark (Colgate University)

Kathleen Higgins (UT Austin)

Laurence Lampert (Indiana University, Indianapolis)

61st Annual Pacific Division Meeting

March 28, 1987 in San Francisco

Symposium: Nietzsche’s Genealogy of Morals a Hundred Years Later

Chair: Alexander Nehamas (U Penn)

Speakers: Harold Alderman (Sonoma State, David Allison (Stony Brook), Richard Schacht (UIUC), Gary Shapiro (Kansas), Ivan Soll (Wisconsin), and Robert Solomon (UCR)

60th Annual Pacific Division Meeting

MArch 1986, LA, CA

Session 1 March 27th

Chair: Bernd Magnus UC Riverside

"Nietzsche’s Internal Critique of Foundationalism" by Daniel Conway (Stanford)

"Professor Conway"  by Hans Seigfried (Loyola Chicago)

"Nietzsche: Will to Power as a Foundation of a Theory of Knowledge" by David Freeman (Concord College)

"Beware of Latter-Day “Stoics”: Comments on Freeman" by Mark Fowler (College of William and Mary)

Session 2 March 27

Chair: Harold Alderman (Sonoma State University)

"Metaphor and the Will to Power" by Paul Evans Holbrook, Jr. (University of Kentucky)

Comments by Cristine Keyt (University of Pugent Sound)

"Nietzsche and Rhetorical Aesthetics" by Algis Mickunas (Ohio University)

"Mickunas, Rhetoric, and Dionysian Discipline" by Malcolm E. Munson (Our Lady of the Lake University)

59th Pacific Division Meeting

San Francisco California

NANS March 1985

Chair: Harold Alderman Sonoma State UNi

"Nietzsche’s Critique of Causality: Does This Entail His Rejection of Metaphysics?" By Alistair Moles (Cal State, Sacramento)

Comments on “Nietzsche’s Critique of Causality” by Robert Pippin (University of California, San Diego)

"Nietzsche’s Perspectivist Rhetoric" by Maudemarie Clark (Columbia University)

Comments on “Nietzsche’s Perspectivist Rhetoric” by Michael Hodges (Vanderbilt University)

"Eternal Recurrence and the Principle of the Identity of Indiscernibles" by Sandra J. Reeves (Pasadena City College)

"Meaningfulness and the Doctrine of Eternal Return" by Jeffrie G. Murphy (Arizona State University)

March 21

"Nietzsche’s View of Philosophical Style" by Kathleen Higgins (UT, Austin)

"Nietzsche’s View of Philosophical Style: Comments" by James Risser (Seattle University)

"Philosophy and Music in Nietzsche" by Eric Blondel (University of Nice, France)

Chair: David C. Hoy (UC Santa Cruz)

56th Annual Pacific Division of the APA

in Sacramento, CA on March 25 and 26 1982.

Theme: “Nietzsche Today.”

This panel discussion (on the 25th) had the following presentations:

"We Alexandrians" by David Breazeale

"The Intuitive Mode of Reasoning in “Zarathustra”" by James C. O’Flaherty

"Nietzsche’s Epistemology: Recent American Discussions" by John T. Wlicox

"A Way with Nietzsche" by Richard Schacht

"A Nosegay for Nietzsche" by Harold Alderman

"Nietzsche Today: A View from America" by Bernd Magnus

Presentations by David Allison and Tracy Strong were scheduled but they were unable to attend.  Responses by the presenters followed on the 26th of March.