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Research Colloquium Dinner

Faculty Colloquium for Research, Scholarly, and Creative Activity

The Faculty Colloquium for Research, Scholarly, and Creative Activity Dinner advances the mission of the Faculty Center by providing CSUSM faculty an opportunity to present their scholarly research to their university colleagues. The colloquium series is widely praised because it fosters collegiality and intellectual engagement across the disciplines. The Faculty Center Advisory Council selects one faculty presenter for each academic semester. Faculty members purchase tickets for the catered event. The colloquia are limited to CSUSM tenure-track faculty, lecturer faculty, and ad­ministrators with faculty rank. Faculty are encouraged to respond to the forthcoming call and nominate colleagues for future colloquia.

Spring 2024

Become Who You Are: What Nietzsche Taught Me About the Task and Aims of Philosophy

Speaker: Associate Professor, Philosophy Allison Merrick, Ph.D.

  • Date: Thursday, April 11th, 2024- 5:00pm to 8:00 pm
  • Location: CSUSM McMahan House

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Nietzsche issued this compelling provocation: “Be yourself! All that you are now doing, thinking, desiring, is not you yourself.” Nietzsche implies that it is good to be authentic, however he also posits that there are many things that get in the way of true self-understanding. Though personal stories and readings from my forthcoming book, I will share one of the most important lessons I have learned from Nietzsche: philosophy can illuminate the social and psychic conditions that keep us so stubbornly from fully knowing ourselves, while also providing us with clear pathways to becoming far less self-estranged.

Allisom Merrick