Recently I stumbled across a piece by the German artist Josephine Meckseper entitled "Afrikan Spir." Spir was an obsure Russian Neo-Kantian philosopher, who I've argued was an important influence on Nietzsche. I thought that no one outside a small circle of Nietzsche scholars knew about him at all. Why she chose to name the piece after him is a mystery.
This is for those interested in Nietzsche only, but I just posted a paper on SSRN, which is ultimately coming out in the Journal of Nietzsche Studies. In it I respond to criticism of my reading of Afrikan Spir that Nadeem Hussain offered in a number of pieces eight years ago. Yes, eight years ago. Things move slowly in philosophy, especially for me. The title is Was Afrikan Spir a Phenomenalist (and What Difference Does It Make for Understanding Nietzsche)? (I know, too long.)
For those wondering why I was in Brazil for over a week, this is the site for the conference.