Cambridge Scholars Publishing at the 24th International Conference of the Friedrich Nietzsche Society, Newcastle University

Cambridge Scholars Publishing was delighted to sponsor the 24th International Conference of the Friedrich Nietzsche Society, which took place on the 20th and 21st of September at Newcastle University. One of the largest meetings of philosophers interested in Nietzsche’s work, the conference showcased the best in Nietzsche scholarship – and in philosophy more widely – published by Cambridge Scholars.

In part, the conference was a celebration of the publication of a new paperback edition of Andrea Rehberg’s Nietzsche and Phenomenology. A lecturer in philosophy at Newcastle University, Andrea was the principle conference organiser, and as such we decided to do a little giveaway of the new book. Delegates were asked to guess the number of words in the new paperback, a competition which elicited some astonishing responses – the best of which was 2,000,000 words (for reference, all of the Harry Potter books added together contain 1,084,170 words…). The answer was 86,716 words, and the winner was Richard Elliott of Birkbeck University, with an impressively close 85,000. A copy of the book will be winging its way to Richard soon.

Aside from this, we also presented our most recent books on the enigmatic German thinker, including Yunus Tuncel’s Nietzsche and Transhumanism and Raymond Angelo Belliotti’s Nietzsche’s Will to Power: Eagles, Lions, and Serpents. Of particular interest to delegates was Paul van Tongeren’s new book Friedrich Nietzsche and European Nihilism, which is a groundbreaking historical study of nihilism which emphasises not only the history of the idea before Nietzsche, but also it’s haunting endurance in the present day.

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The conference also featured speakers who serve on the Editorial Board of Stefan Lorenz Sorgner and Yunus Tuncel’s acclaimed series with Cambridge Scholars, Nietzsche Now. Ashley Woodward gave an inspired talk on Nietzsche’s nihilism, drawing in part on Paul van Tongeren’s book and previous work, and Vanessa Lemm examined the confluences of Nietzsche’s thinking on nature, sexuality, and politics. Meanwhile, discussions as to the relevance of Nietzsche’s thinking continued in coffee breaks and corridors, punctuated by one prominent scholar asking where the good pubs are in Newcastle as “Nietzsche would want us to engage in some debauchery after a conference dedicated to his thought”…

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Cambridge Scholars was immensely proud to support the conference, which also marks the beginning of our celebrations of Nietzsche’s birthday in October. Moreover, we are always looking to add to our current list of titles on Nietzsche and in philosophy more generally, and would be delighted to talk to anyone interested in working with us on a book project. For more information, please contact our Commissioning Editor Camilla Harding, who can be reached at: camilla.harding@cambridgescholars.com.

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Event: Leonardo and The Virgin of the Rocks | London, 8th March 2018

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Thursday 8th March, 7.00 PM-9.00 PM

Godolphin & Latymer School, Hammersmith, London

Katy Blatt discusses her recently published book, ‘Leonardo da Vinci and The Virgin of the Rocks: One Painter, Two Virgins, Twenty-Five Years’ (Cambridge Scholars Publishing). Leonardo completed fewer than twenty paintings during his lifetime, yet he returned twice to the same mysterious subject: The Virgin of the Rocks. In this discussion, Katy will argue that this one commission holds the key to the most dramatic scientific, philosophical, and psychological transformations of Leonardo’s life.

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Durham, 28th to 29th October

The fifth edition of the annual symposium Why the World Needs Anthropologists explores how energy professionals and anthropologists can cooperate to design and deploy energy innovations that alter the world for the better.

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The forthcoming International Conference on Biotherapy will take place in Istanbul, Turkey, on October 4-9, 2017 under the name Tenth International Conference on Biotherapy: Bio-Medicine – Biodiagnosis and Biotherapy. The venue of the conference will be in the Green Park Bostanci Hotel, located in the Anatolian part of Istanbul.

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Call for Papers: Legal Discourse: Context, Media and Social Power, 24-26 May, 2018

CALL FOR PAPERS

Legal Discourse: Context, Media and Social Power

5th International Conference

24-25-26 May 2018

Italy

Organization: Centre for Research in Language and Law – CRILL

University of Campania ‘Luigi Vanvitelli’

Website: www.crill.unicampania.it

Conference Convenor: G. Tessuto

in partnership with

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Conference Venue: National School of Public Administration

Royal Palace, Caserta, ITALY

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Call for Papers: Power and Ideology in Interpreter-Mediated Contexts

CALL FOR PAPERS

2nd International LARIM Conference

Power and Ideology in Interpreter-Mediated Contexts

UNINT, 23-24 November 2017

LARIM (Laboratory of Interpreter-Mediated Interactions), a research group on interpreter-mediated interactions set up in October 2012 within the Faculty of Interpreting and Translation (FIT) of UNINT (University of International Studies of Rome), is organizing its 2nd International Conference on 23-24 November 2017.

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