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Higgins, Kathleen Marie

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Works: 96 works in 354 publications in 5 languages and 15,625 library holdings
Genres: History  Introductions  Conference papers and proceedings  Educational films  Filmed lectures  Instructional films  Poetry  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, ed
Classifications: B3313.A43, 193
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Most widely held works about Kathleen Marie Higgins
 
Most widely held works by Kathleen Marie Higgins
A short history of philosophy by Robert C Solomon( Book )

11 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,425 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Philosophy is a singularly expansive enterprise, a fascinating outgrowth of a human nature that demands we question who and why we are. In A Short History of Philosophy, the most accessible concise portrait of philosophy in seventy years, Robert Solomon and Kathleen Higgins meet the challenge of accurately and engagingly describing it all, reveling in philosophy as "the art of wonder," the search for meaning, a gripping, dramatic endeavor
The Cambridge companion to Nietzsche by Bernd Magnus( Book )

36 editions published between 1996 and 2007 in English and held by 1,166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book provides a chronologically organised summary of Nietzsche's published works, and an overview of their basic themes and concerns. A group of essays explore the nature of his philosophy and its relation to the modern and post-modern world
A passion for wisdom : a very brief history of philosophy by Robert C Solomon( Book )

13 editions published between 1997 and 2007 in English and Spanish and held by 1,085 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Readers eager to acquire a basic familiarity with the history of philosophy but intimidated by the task will find in A Passion for Wisdom: A Very Brief History of Philosophy a lively, accessible, and highly enjoyable tour of the world's great ideas. Without simplifying their subject, Robert Solomon and Kathleen Higgins tell the story of philosophy's development with great clarity and refreshing wit. The brevity of their study, in fact, allows readers to see more clearly the connections and divergences between philosophers, as well as the way ideas change, reappear, and evolve over time. The authors begin with the most ancient religious beliefs and bring us right up to the feminist and multicultural philosophies of the present. Along the way, major philosophers are highlighted, from Plato and Aquinas to William James and Simone deBeauvoir, and major categories explored, from metaphysics and ethics to politics and logic
What Nietzsche really said by Robert C Solomon( Book )

16 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in English and Chinese and held by 1,033 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Reading Nietzsche by Robert C Solomon( Book )

16 editions published between 1988 and 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,007 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paying particular attention to the issue of how to read Nietzsche, this book presents a series of accessible essays on the work of this influential German philosopher. The contributions include many of the leading Nietzsche scholars in the United States today - Frithjof Bergmann, Arthur Danto, Bernd Magnus, Christopher Middleton, Lars Gustaffson, Alexander Nehamas, Richard Schacht, Gary Shapiro, and Ivan Soll - and the majority of the essays have never been published. Works discussed include On the Genealogy of Morals, Beyond Good and Evil, Thus Spoke Zarathustra, Twilight of the Idols, and The Will to Power
Nietzsche's Zarathustra by Kathleen Marie Higgins( Book )

12 editions published between 1987 and 2010 in English and held by 781 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nietzsche's Zarathustra takes an interdisciplinary approach to Nietzsche's Thus Spoke Zarathustra, focusing on the philosophical function of its literary techniques and its fictional mode of presentation. It argues that the fictional format is essential to Nietzsche's philosophical message in his work. Part of that message is Nietzsche's alternative to the Western worldview as developed by Plato's dialogues and the Christian Gospel, which he presents through the teachings of his hero, Zarathustra. Another part of that message is that any doctrine, including those of Zarathustra himself, has an ambivalent nature. <br /><br />Although doctrinal formulations are designed to preserve and communicate philosophical insights, they can become dead formulas, out of touch with the live philosophical discoveries that they aimed to capture. Thus Spoke Zarathustra explores Zarathustra's own vulnerability to this risk, and his way of regaining real connection with living wisdom. The doctrine of eternal recurrence, which is particular prominent in Zarathustra, is a case in point. The doctrine is offered in opposition to the worldview that Nietzsche associates with the Christian doctrine of sin, which in his view promotes a view of this life as devoid of intrinsic value. However, certain ways of adhering to this doctrine themselves rob life of its value. The book also defends the importance of Part IV of Thus Spoke Zarathustra, which many scholars have seen as unimportant by comparison with the first three parts. Nietzsche's Zarathustra argues that Part III would not have been a culmination for the work, and that Part IV is essential to Nietzsche's project. Part IV's allusions to Apuleius' The Golden Ass, an ancient Menippean satire, suggest that it should be read as a satire in which Zarathustra falls into and recovers from folly. It is thus the culminating statement of the point that there is always a discrepancy between the living philosophical insight and any attempt to articulate it
The Age of German idealism( Book )

26 editions published between 1993 and 2008 in English and held by 741 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The music between us : is music a universal language? by Kathleen Marie Higgins( Book )

11 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 699 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drawing on philosophy, psychology, musicology, linguistics, and anthropology, Higgins's richly researched study showcases the ways music is used in rituals, education, work, and healing, and examines how it provides such a reliable source of security and joy. With its profound integration in some of the most meaningful facets of society, she argues, music can form bonds between people that are even more psychologically and emotionally fundamental than language--to which it is often compared--pushing beyond linguistic barriers as a truly cross-cultural form of communication that can create solidarity across political divides. Uncovering this communicative universality through an impressive array of real-world examples, The Music between Us provides a new understanding of what it means to be musical and, in turn, human
From Africa to Zen : an invitation to world philosophy by Robert C Solomon( Book )

9 editions published between 1993 and 2003 in English and held by 561 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this collection, 12 scholars of non-Western philosophy aim to provide an introduction to some of the great and often neglected philosophical traditions of the world. While some of these cultures have long, written philosophical traditions, in others philosophy is to be found in poetry, mythology and folk tales, or is inseparable from wisdom of life in general. Subjects include: Chinese thought, Japanese thought, American Indian attitudes, Latin American traditions, Arabic philosophy, Persian philosophy, African philosophy, Indian philosophies, esoteric philosophy
The music of our lives by Kathleen Marie Higgins( Book )

9 editions published between 1991 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 423 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Although many of the world's musical traditions recognize the positive value of music for ethical life, the Western philosophical tradition has largely forgotten this idea. The dominance of formalism in musical aesthetics has encouraged this abandonment of the concept that music has an ethical dimension. Greater attention to musical experience and to the way that context affects the meaning that music communicates to performers and listeners help to bring music's ethical potential into focus. In The Music of Our Lives, Kathleen Marie Higgins illustrates that the arguments that Plato used to defend the ethical value of music are still applicable today. Music encourages ethically valuable attitudes and behavior, provides practice in skills that are valuable in ethical life, and symbolizes ethical ideals and the possibility of interpersonal harmony. In these ways it develops our ability to live well and to think clearly about our ethical situation. Music provides a model for the good human life. --Book Jacket
The Philosophy of (erotic) love by Danto( Book )

10 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 376 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Comic relief : Nietzsche's Gay science by Kathleen Marie Higgins( Book )

12 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This new study of Nietzsche casts light on a neglected aspect of his scholarly personality - his sense of humor. Although Nietzsche is generally thought to be a ponderous and melancholy intellectual, Kathleen Higgens shows him to be a subtle and light-hearted writer. Her close reading of The Gay Science illustrates how the numerous literary risks taken by Nietzsche reveal humor to be central to his project."--Jacket
Great minds of the Western intellectual tradition by Darren Staloff( Recording )

7 editions published between 2000 and 2015 in English and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents lectures by Michael Sugrue and Darren Staloff. These lectures are based on their seminar course at Columbia University on Western intellectual history augmented by additional lectures by selected "guest" lecturers. Gives a guided tour through 3,000 years of Western thought
Great minds of the western intellectual tradition( Visual )

6 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents lectures by Darren Staloff. These lectures are based on the seminar course at Columbia University on Western intellectual history augmented by additional lectures by selected "guest" lecturers. Gives a guided tour through 3,000 years of Western thought
Thus spoke Zarathustra : a book for all and none by Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche( Book )

5 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The influential German philosopher employs a parodistic Biblical style to convey his philosophy of the future, in which man will have broken with the Christian doctrines of submission and denial of nature to a new way of life based on the affirmation of human life and will
The will to power : the philosophy of Friedrich Nietzsche by Robert C Solomon( Recording )

9 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Professor Robert Solomon and Professor Kathleen Higgins takes us on an emotional journey of discovery into the heart and mind of this systematically unsystematic philosopher. The course is divided into two parts and twenty-four lectures. Each lecture focuses on the specific ideas that preoccupied Nietzsche, while tracing the profound themes that give shape and meaning to his oeuvre. In the process we discover that many of these themes-the quest for a higher quality of life, the role of creativity and passion, personal virtue and excellence, and human growth and development-form the very foundation of modern humanistic culture
World philosophy : a text with readings by Robert C Solomon( Book )

3 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This brief and inexpensive paperback provides an introduction to some of the world's great philosophical traditions through original sources. It can be used as a supplement to a traditional western-oriented textbook, or it can stand-alone. Organized by culture (Africa, China, Japan, Native American, Latin America, Arabia, Persia, India, the West), each self-contained chapter is edited by an expert in the area. The editors' extensive introductions to the selections are designed for readers with no previous study of philosophy. Each chapter also contains a pronunciation key, glossary, area map, and suggestions for further readings. An alternate table of contents is provided for world civilization courses
Aesthetics in perspective by Kathleen Marie Higgins( Book )

7 editions published in 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Passion, death, and spirituality : the philosophy of Robert C. Solomon by Kathleen Marie Higgins( Book )

11 editions published in 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Robert C. Solomon, who died in 2007, was Professor of Philosophy and Quincy Lee Centennial Professor of Business at the University of Texas, USA. As the first book comprehensively to examine the breadth of Solomon's contribution to philosophy, this volume ranks as a vital addition to the literature. It includes a newly published transcript of Solomon's last talk, which responded to Arindam Chakrabarti on the concept of revenge, as well as the considered views of prominent figures in the numerous subfields in which Solomon worked. The content analyses his perspectives on the philosophy of emotion, virtue, business ethics, and religion, in addition to philosophical history, existentialism, and the many other topics that held this prolific thinker's attention. Solomon memorably defined philosophy itself as 'the thoughtful love of life', and despite the diversity of his output, he was most drawn by central questions about the meaning of life, the essential role that emotions play in finding that meaning, and the human imperative to seek 'emotional integrity', in which one's thoughts, emotions, and actions all contribute to a coherent narrative. The essays included here draw attention to the interconnections between the issues Solomon addressed, and evince the manner in which he embodied that integrity, living a life at one with his philosophy. They emphasize the central themes of passion, ethics, and spirituality, which threaded through his work, and the way these ideas informed his views on how we should approach grief and death. The multiplicity of topics alone make this keystone work an enlightening read for a full spectrum of students of philosophy, providing much to ponder and recounting a subtle and shining example of the emotional integrity Solomon worked so hard to define"--Back cover
A Nietzschean bestiary : becoming animal beyond docile and brutal by Christa Davis Acampora( )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'A Nietzschean Bestiary' gathers essays treating the most vivid & lively animal images in Nietzsche's work, such as the howling beast of prey, Zarathustra's laughing lions, & the notorious blond beast
 
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The Cambridge companion to NietzscheA passion for wisdom : a very brief history of philosophyWhat Nietzsche really saidReading NietzscheNietzsche's ZarathustraThe Age of German idealismFrom Africa to Zen : an invitation to world philosophyThe music of our lives