Dear Curious Souls,
We're gearing up for our second Existentialism workshop, where we'll dive deeper into the thought of Friedrich Nietzsche. We'll be reading from his Genealogy of Morals, and investigating where different moral values come from and what kinds of life they support.
In his Genealogy, the great unmasker interprets what he calls "noble" and "slave" moralities, tracing back the physiological and psychological energies that motivate them. The text gets us to ask ourselves, perhaps for the first time: What is the value of my values? Are they encouraging me to become stronger and overcome my weaknesses? Do they pave a path of creativity? Do they help me to love life? Or might they be an expression of my fatigue? Do I use them as a kind of crutch to compensate for my weaknesses? Are they a sign of my jealousy or resentment? We will also follow Nietzsche in unpacking the origin of responsibility, the experience of guilt, and the function of punishment. Get ready for a radical new perspective!
I hope to see you at our next workshop!
Come with us to:
Three Saturday afternoons, November 4, 11, 18, 2017
2:30-4:30 p.m. at World Cup Coffee, 1740 NW Glisan, Portland, OR
Learn more and register for our second existentialism workshop on Nietzsche.
Monica Vilhauer, founder of Curious Soul Philosophy, designs and leads workshops and retreats that approach philosophy as a way of life. She also offers one-on-one philosophical counseling for adults.