Drew Hyland to Address Nietzsche's Love for Socrates

Annual Shirley G. Wassong Memorial Lecture Will Be Delivered by Charles A. Dana Professor of Philosophy

Drew Hyland will deliver the annual Shirley G. Wassong Memorial Lecture in European and American Art, Culture and History. In his lecture, “Nietzsche’s Love for Socrates,” Hyland will address Nietzsche’s very complicated relation to Socrates, what it means for our understanding of Nietzsche, and what it means for an understanding of Western culture. The lecture is free and open to the public. A reception will follow in the Academic Club in Hamlin Hall.

When: Monday, April 28, at 7:30 p.m.
Where: McCook Auditorium on the Trinity College campus, 300 Summit Street, Hartford.

Background: Hyland is the Charles A. Dana Professor of Philosophy at Trinity, where he has been on the faculty since 1967. He is the author of 10 books and many articles and has been a visiting professor at Boston University and The New School for Social Research. He earned his B.A. at Princeton University and his M.A. and Ph.D. at The Pennsylvania State University.
The Shirley G. Wassong Memorial Lecture in European and American Art, Culture and History is an outgrowth of a fund established in 1996 in her memory by friends, family and her husband, Joseph F. Wassong, Jr. ’59. The annual lecture features members of Trinity’s faculty and guest scholars in alternating years. The lecturers are from various academic disciplines, and their topics range from antiquity to the present day. This year’s event marks the 17th Wassong Memorial Lecture.
Joseph Wassong majored in history at Trinity, received his M.A. in history from Columbia University, and spent his career teaching at Naugatuck Valley Community College before retiring in 1999. Shirley Wassong was a graduate of Bryant College and spent her career as a dental assistant. She was a volunteer at St. Thomas Church in Thomaston, CT, the Thomaston Library, and the Thomaston Visiting Nurses Association. She was a member of the Connecticut Historical Society and, at the time of her death in 1995, was the curator of the Thomaston Historical Society.

For more information, please contact Trinity’s Office of Donor Relations at 860-297-2010.