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Please join the Nietzsche Circle for its first event of the season,


In the spirit of an ancient symposium, imbibe the spirits of Dionysus, enjoy Epicurean delights, and engage in discourse on Nietzsche's philosophy in honor of his birth. Our evening will also feature the dangerous music of the flute, performed by the maenad Clea Connor.

If you wish to wear a toga, we will not object . . .

Featured Nietzsche-toasters include


and those who wish to join in the dialogue

Friday, October 13th from 7 to 10 PM
NYU Kimmel Center, Rm 905

Suggested donation: $10 (includes wine and food)

SPACE LIMITED: Please RSVP: [email protected]



AGNES HELLER is the Hannah Arendt Professor of Philosophy and Political Science at the New School for Social Research. A student and friend of Georg Lukacs, Heller was one of the most well-known Marxist philosophers in the twentieth-century, although in a distinctly dissident mode. In the nineteen-eighties she was among the first to make the so-called post-modern turn and she has certainly never looked back. Although prolific in moral philosophy and social and political theory, in recent years her work has turned to aesthetics and the philosophy of religion. Her many publications include: Immortal Comedy: The Comic Phenomenon in Art, Literature, and Life (forthcoming); The Concept of the Beautiful (forthcoming); The Time Is Out of Joint: Shakespeare as Philosopher of History (2002); A Theory of Modernity (1999); An Ethics of Personality (1996); General Ethics (1988); Beyond Justice (1987); The Power of Shame (1986); Radical Philosophy (1984); Everyday Life (1984); Lukács Revalued (editor, 1983); A Theory of History (1982); A Theory of Feelings (1979); Renaissance Man (1978); The Theory of Needs in Marx (1976). For her life-long contribution to European culture, Heller is the 2006 recipient of the prestigious Sonning Prize, Denmark's largest cultural award.

HORST HUTTER holds a PhD in Political Science from Stanford University and an M.A. in Political Science from Hunter College, and is currently Professor of Political Philosophy at Concordia University in Montreal. He has taught at McGill University, Stanford University, Loyola University of New Orleans, University of Alberta, and the Staatliche Hochschule für Gestaltung in Karlsruhe, Germany. Dr. Hutter has published on friendship in classical antiquity, care of the soul in Plato’s Charmides, philosophy as self-transformation, and Cynicism. His most recent book is Shaping the Future: Nietzsche’s New Regime of the Soul and Its Ascetic Practices, which the Nietzsche Circle staged an event around in February of this year.


RACHAEL SOTOS (PhD, New School University) has taught at The New School and Eugene Lang College; research interests span classical, early-modern, and contemporary political theory.

YUNUS TUNCEL is a co-founder of the Nietzsche Circle. Doctoral dissertation on Nietzsche's philosophy, "The Principle of Agon in Nietzsche's Thought" (The New School for Social Research, 2000). Dr. Tuncel has been teaching philosophy at the New School; courses taught there include: Introduction to Nietzsche; Notions of Power from Nietzsche to Foucault; Ecstasy, Taboo, and Transgression; The Gay Science: Legacy of the Troubadours; and Wagner and Nietzsche: A Dialogue on Art and Culture.

He has recently finished a book on Nietzsche, Nietzschean Morality, for which he is seeking a publisher. His areas of research are art, culture, myth, and spectacle. He is interested in the fusion of art and philosophy in various cultural formations.


REQUIEM AETERNAM DEO: Zarathustra on stage! The NC is in the midst of raising funds for its staging of a play based on Graham Parkes’ new translation of Thus Spoke Zarathustra. The play, REQUIEM AETERNAM DEO, was written by Fulya Peker (Ankara State Conservatory; MA Theater Literature History and Criticism, CUNY, Brooklyn College) and will be directed by her. The projected date for the event is spring 2007 and will be at a theater in New York City. The NC is in need of and actively seeking contributions for this project; if you wish to make a contribution (international donations can be made as well), which can be tax deductible for US citizens, please write to the Executive Director of the NC, Rainer J. Hanshe, for further details at: [email protected]

Second, our e-journal on art, HYPERION, will soon feature an essay by Agnes Denes, “Notes on a Visual Philosophy”. Agnes Denes has been one of the noted innovators in contemporary art over the past several decades, and she has been and is one of the most prominent philosophical forces in the field. Her work assembles a stunning array of intellectual disciplines and puts them in service of an aesthetic ambition that challenges the viewer’s ability to comprehend the depth of her learning and the power of her imaginative transformation of her materials.

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Added by Nietzsche Circle on October 1, 2006