- Editorial Note
The program committee of the North American Nietzsche Society recently elected to suspend their long-standing practice of holding group sessions in conjunction with divisional meetings of the American Philosophical Association (APA), and to organize bi-annual conferences instead. This journal will continue to bring its readers select presentations from those events. In the meantime, the seven articles in this issue represent the last of the complete Proceedings and Addresses of the North American Nietzsche Society.
The first two articles, on the affirmation and the denial of life, by Guy Elgat (Northwestern University) and Daniel I. Harris (University of Prince Edward Island), were selected by the program committee from among the submissions to the Society’s annual call for papers; they were delivered as presentations in St. Louis, at the Central Division Meeting of the APA on February 19, 2015, in a session chaired by Scott Jenkins. The next two, by Manuel Dries (The Open University and St. Hilda’s College, Oxford) and Neil Sinhababu (National Unversity of Singapore), treat core issues of history, value, and truth in Nietzsche’s early work. These presentations were invited by the program committee and delivered at a session on “Nietzsche’s ‘History’ Essay in Light of the Untimely Meditations Project,” chaired by R. Lanier Anderson at the Pacific Division Meeting in Vancouver, B.C. on April 3, 2015. The final three articles originated at an Author-Meets-Critics session devoted to Christian Emden’s book, Nietzsche’s Naturalism: Philosophy and the Life Sciences in the Late Nineteenth Century (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2014). Here, Professor Emden (Rice University) replies to Brian Leiter (The University of Chicago) and Peter Kail (Oxford University), who presented their critical remarks at a session chaired by Jessica N. Berry and held in Washington, D.C. on January 9, 2016, in conjunction with the Eastern Division Meeting of the APA. [End Page 3]