10/28/11 ASHLAND, OH -- The Ashland University Philosophy Department and Philosophy Club is sponsoring a lecture by Dr. R.K. Hill from Portland State University, who will speak on "Books that Exist and Books that Do Not: The Curious Case of "The Will to Power" on Monday, Nov. 14, at 3 p.m. in Room 105 in the Dauch College of Business and Economics.
The event is free and open to the public. The lecture is funded in part by a grant from the dean of the College of Arts and Sciences.
According to Dr. Louis Mancha, assistant professor of philosophy at Ashland University, Dr. Hill, translator of the upcoming Penguin edition of Nietzsche's Will-to-Power, will give a talk as to the scholarly status of this enigmatic work.
Nietzsche's Will-to-Power remains a controversial book, not only for its content, but for its origins as a book. It is a collection of unedited and unpublished writings, hastily assembled by his profiteering sister, later to become both heralded as a great work of thought, and dismissed as a forgery and exploited by Nazism. Hill will address the question, What exactly is the scholarly status of this text?
Hill is associate professor of philosophy at Portland State University. His Ph.D. is from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He also holds the J.D. from Chicago-Kent College of Law. Professor Hill's recent work includes "Nietzsche's Debt to Kantian Aesthetics in Birth of Tragedy," in International Studies in Philosophy and the book chapter "The Philosophy of Sovereign Immunity," in The Law of Sovereign Immunity and Terrorism, Oxford University Press, 2006. He is the author of Nietzsche's Critiques: The Kantian Foundations of His Thought (Oxford, 2003) and Nietzsche: A Guide for the Perplexed (Continuum, 2007).
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