“In The Art of Living, a first-year Introduction to the Humanities course, three humanities professors examine great works of philosophy and literature to explore what it might take to lead a well-lived life.” — Stanford Humanities
1. Introduction to The Art of Living
2. Visions of Love
3. It is Not Hard at All to Challenge Socrates
4. A Life of Reason? Socrates vs. Alcibiades
5. Your Worm is the Only Emperor for Diet
6. Hamlet: Knight of Resignation
7. For Hecuba! What’s Hecuba to him or he to Hecuba that he should weep for her?…The play’s the thing.
8. Roundtable Discussion: Shakespeare
9. Abraham is the Knight of Faith: Faith versus Love, Morals, and Reason Itself
10. Was it So Easy a Matter Not to be Mistaken?
11. Abraham is the Knight of Faith: On Roles of Reason and Faith
12. What One Should Learn from Artists
13. Recurrence and Redemption or Why Science is Just as Necessary as Art
14. Morality Strikes Back
15. The Narrative Construction of the Self
16. The Flight of Self
17. It’s not about you living longer. It’s about how you live and why.
“it is as difficult to present a fixed image of a character as of societies and passions. For a character alters no less than they do, and if one tries to take a snapshot of what is relatively immutable in it, one finds it presenting a succession of different aspects … to the disconcerted lens” (Marcel Proust, In Search of Lost Time: The Captive, 373).
Selections from Nietzsche’s works and complete texts of Thus Spoke Zarathustra, The Antichrist, Twilight of the Idols and Nietzsche contra Wagner, translated by Walter Kaufmann.
Only a Promise of Happiness: The Place of Beauty in a World of Art – Alexander Nehamas, 2007
Do all the various kinds of love have anything in common? Does it matter? Simon May thinks they do and that it does. In this episode of the Philosophy Bites podcast he examines the experience of love and gives his own analysis.
Listen to a previous Philosophy Bites interview: Angie Hobbs on Plato on Erotic Love
Listen to another Philosophy Bites interview on Love: Jerry Levinson on Music and Eros
The European Journal of Philosophy is delighted to bring you this Virtual Issue on the theme of Nietzsche. Please click on the articles below to read for free, along with the introduction by Robert Pippin from the University of Chicago.
Introduction, Robert Pippin
Section One: Nietzsche and First Philosophy
Nietzsche’s Positivism, Nadeem J.Z. Hussein
Nietzsche’s Post-Positivism, Maudmarie Clark and David Dudrick
Nietzsche on Truth Illusion and Redemption, R. Lanier Anderson
Nietzsche’s Theory of Mind, Paul Katsafanas
Nietzsche and Amor Fati, Beatrice Han-Pile
Nietzsche’s Metaethics, Brian Leiter
Section Two: Nietzsche and the Philosophical Tradition
Nietzsche’s Critiques: The Kantian Foundations of His Thought, R. Kevin Hill
Nietzsche and the Transcendental Tradition, Tsarina Doyle
Schopenhauer, Nietzsche, Death and Salvation, Julian Young
Nietzsche’s Illustration of the Art of Exegesis, Christopher Janaway
Section Three: Genealogy and Morality
Nietzsche, Revaluation and the Turn to Genealogy, David Owen
Nietzsche and Genealogy, Raymond Geuss
Nietzsche and Morality, Raymond Geuss
Nietzsche’s Minimalist Moral Psychology, Bernard Williams
The Second Treatise in the Genealogy of Morals: Nietzsche on the Origin of Bad Conscience, Mathias Risse
Nietzsche on Freedom, Robert Guay
zakaat-e husn de ay jalvah-e biinish kih mihr-aasaa
chiraaG-e khaanah-e darvesh ho kaasah gadaaii kaa
give alms of beauty, oh radiance of sight, so that like the sun
a begging bowl may be the lamp of the Darvesh’s house
A conversation between Joshua Landy, Stanford Professor of French, and Alexander Nehamas, Professor of Philosophy at Princeton, about beauty. Tuesday, February 15, 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm, 2011
“Alexander Nehamas received his Ph.D. from Princeton in 1971 and joined the faculty of the philosophy department at Princeton in 1990. He is also Professor of the Humanities and of Comparative Literature. His interests include Greek philosophy, philosophy of art, European philosophy and literary theory. His books include The Art of Living: Socratic Reflections from Plato to Foucault (2000) and Only a Promise of Happiness: The Place of Beauty in a World of Art (2010).”
“…it is my ambition to say in ten sentences what everyone else says in a book—what everyone else does not say in a book.” Twilight of the Idols, “Skirmishes Of An Untimely Man” sec. 51, in Kaufmann’s The Portable Nietzsche, pp. 555-56.
“It seems that he is a mountaineer & likes to travel.” Dr. Aftab Khan
Mortenson needs to recognize this humane perspective.
Books vs Bombs? Humanitarian development and the narrative of terror in Northern Pakistan
Articles by Nosheen Ali at The Express Tribune
- May 23, 2011: The terribly sad state of Balochistan
- April 19, 2011: Three cups of sincerity
- October 4, 2010: The Great Media Game
- May 25, 2010: Politics in Gilgit-Baltistan
This book is about a single problem: how to combine the perspective of a particular person inside the world with an objective view of that same world, the person and his viewpoint included. It is a problem that faces every creature with the impulse and the capacity to transcend its particular point of view and to conceive the world as a whole. –Thomas Nagel
Thomas Nagel (born July 4, 1937 in Belgrade, in present-day Serbia) is an American philosopher, currently University Professor of Philosophy and Law at New York University, where he has taught since 1980. His main areas of philosophical interest are philosophy of mind, political philosophy and ethics. He is well-known for his critique of reductionist accounts of the mind in his essay “What Is It Like to Be a Bat?” (1974), and for his contributions to deontological and liberal moral and political theory in The Possibility of Altruism (1970) and subsequent writings. –Wikipedia
Nietzsche’s Reflections on Love by Kathleen O’Dwyer