Graduate Student Joel Van Fossen Presents Paper at North American Nietzsche Society Conference, Receives NANS Graduate Student Prize

The Department would like to congratulate graduate student Joel Van Fossen on his recent achievements: Joel presented his paper, “Love in the Deepest Sense,” at the 2022 North American Nietzsche Society Conference, and was selected for the 2022 Graduate Student Prize at the conference for his paper.

The North American Nietzsche Society is a philosophical society that seeks to promote the study of Friedrich Nietzsche in North America, hosting its conference every other year and inviting a range of papers for presentation as long as they relate to the study of Nietzsche. Joel’s work fits successfully within this niche, as Joel writes: “I have written on the ethical significance of emotions in Friedrich Nietzsche’s thought.”

Joel is progressing on his dissertation in our doctoral program and is currently writing on “contemporary debates in the philosophy of love.”

Congratulations, Joel!