NIETZSCHE STUDIES

Among the studies developed within the framework of the Nietzsche Studies Group in Brazil, there are systematic works, explorations of Nietzsche’s critique of metaphysics and subjectivity, and examinations of his alternative ethics of Amor Fati as well as the experimental character of his philosophy. There are also immanent studies of Nietzsche’s writings, such as those devoted to the question of Ecce homo’s authorship or to the problem of civilization in The Antichrist. Issues in the philosophy of biology and of political philosophy are also taken into account, for example, the conceptual pirouette necessary to rethink the very idea of democracy. Questions concerning the theory of knowledge are considered too, such as those of causality, perspective, or even the different conceptions of truth within Nietzsche’s mature thought. Due attention is also given to themes related to the critique of culture, such as Nietzsche’s diagnosis of nihilism, his diagnosis of 19th Century Germany, or his evaluation of modernity, and to those concerning the critique of religion, such as the attack launched against Christianity and the ascetic ideal. Methodologically, these studies showcase a range of philosophical strategies, too, from analyses of his propositions, to historical approaches, to criticisms of Nietzsche’s values. No doubt, the diversity of perspectives and approaches has always been our greatest strength.
Although philosophical scholarship can be quite individualistic, GEN strives in the spirit of mutual solidarity. Embracing interdependence, integrating diversity, and cultivating a sense of personal responsibility are all practices that GEN is committed to develop. Swimming against the tide of exclusion is already a manner of calling it into question; sailing against the wind of competition is already a manner of fighting it.

 

The International Network of GEN
Since it was created, the Nietzsche Studies Group in Brazil has sought to enlarge and strengthen its relations with the most important Nietzsche research centers, among them, Sociedad Española de Estudios sobre Friedrich Nietzsche (Spain), Centro Interuniversitario Colli-Montinari (Italy), Nietzsche International Laboratory (Portugal), Stiftung Weimarer Klassik (Germany), Internationale Nietzsche-Forschungsgruppe Greifswald (Germany), Nietzsche Documentation Center in Naumburg (Germany), and GIRN - Groupe International de Recherches sur Nietzsche , directed by Giuliano Campioni, Patrick Wotling, Werner Stegmaier and Scarlett Marton.

 

 

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