Campus Point Connection: Music & Philosophy of Nietzsche
During this concert, discussion, and reception on Tuesday, December 6, 2022, consider the intersection of philosophy and music in Friedrich Nietzsche's work.
Nietzsche (1844-1900) is famous for his many provocative philosophical ideas, but it is less known that he was also an avid piano player and a composer who in his young years dreamt of devoting his life to music.
Aysegul Durakoglu, a teaching professor of music and technology, will perform some of his piano compositions and show how Nietzsche approaches traditional musical forms from a philosopher's point of view.
Yunus Tuncel of New York University's liberal studies program will introduce the biographical background and explain Nietzsche's lifelong involvement with music.
Michael Steinmann, a professor of philosophy, will show how music helped him develop a new and radical view of the world.