Posts Tagged ‘friedrich nietzsche’

Stephen Hicks interviewed by Glenn Beck

Wednesday, December 19th, 2018

Dr. Stephen Hicks was interviewed by Glenn Beck for the Glenn Beck Podcast. The discussion ranged over capitalism and socialism, the ethics needed for a free society, Greek virtues, intolerance and indoctrination in education, Ayn Rand’s egoism, whether a meaningful life requires transcending failure, the differences between Antifa and Nazi Brownshirts, whether the National Socialist really were socialist, postmodernism, whether Nietzsche’s “God is dead” is nihilistic or liberating, whether World War I was the cultural breaking point, Dadaism, Sigmund Freud, Michel Foucault, Jacques Derrida, whether history repeats itself, how to return to constructive dialogue, should we be optimistic or pessimistic, and more.

The audio-only link is here, and the video versions are at YouTube and embedded here:

Spring 2011 Reading Group: Friedrich Nietzsche

Monday, January 24th, 2011

Professors Matt Flamm and Shawn Klein are heading this Spring’s Reading Group, which starts this Friday, January 28:

In The Birth of Tragedy (1872), Nietzsche analyzes artistic expression, focusing on Greek tragedy.  In On the Genealogy of Morals (1887) Nietzsche traces out the “origin of our moral prejudices,” identifying “slave morality” (exemplified by Christian values) and its opposite, “master morality” (exemplified by Ancient Greek and Roman values).

Each meeting will take place at the Center for Ethics and Entrepreneurship office on the second floor of Burpee, from 3-4 pm. There will be light refreshments. A free copy of the book will be provided to participants. This group is open to all members of the college community.


Jan 28: Introduction

Feb 11: Birth of Tragedy 1

Feb 25 Birth of Tragedy 2

Mar 18: Genealogy 1

Apr 8: Genealogy 2