Leeds Salon Talks – Get Over Yourself: Nietzsche for our Times
Saturday 3 November, 3pm, £5
The Leeds Salon hosts its 2018 series of talks hosted at The Tetley. This is the first of three Leeds Salon ‘Tetley Talks’ on the theme of ‘Freedom and the Individual’.
In this first talk, journalist and author Patrick West will introduce his recent book ‘Get Over Yourself: Nietzsche For Our Times’, followed by audience Q&A and discussion. Many books have sought to introduce Nietzsche’s writings, but Patrick West’s Get Over Yourself puts matters the other way round. Rather than simply explaining his thought, it instead asks: what would Nietzsche make of us? What would he think of our 21st- century, digital age? In our time of identity politics, therapy culture, religious fundamentalism, virtue-signalling, Twitterstorms, public emoting, ‘dumbing-down’, digital addiction and the politics of envy, the book introduces Nietzsche by putting the man in our shoes. Get Over Yourself both uses Nietzsche’s philosophy to understand our society, and takes our society to explain his philosophy.
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Admission: £5 waged/£4 unwaged (cash only) to pay on the day, but please reserve your place by e-mailing Leeds Salon at email@example.com
Part of an annual series of talks organised by Leeds Salon. 3pm–4:30pm. For more information visit: www.leedssalon.org.uk