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Higgins, Kathleen Marie

Works: 92 works in 379 publications in 5 languages and 17,011 library holdings
Genres: History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Speaker, Other, ed
Classifications: B3317, 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 2010 in English and Korean and held by 1,410 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 1,167 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 )

14 editions published between 1997 and 2007 in English and Spanish and held by 1,050 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 )

17 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in English and Chinese and held by 1,027 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Reading Nietzsche by Robert C Solomon( Book )

17 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 775 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 )

28 editions published between 1993 and 2008 in English and held by 753 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

12 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 707 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 )

12 editions published between 1993 and 2003 in English and held by 556 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 420 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( Book )

11 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 385 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What does philosophy know of love? From Plato on, philosophers have struggled to pin love to the dissecting table and view it in the cold light of logic. Yet, as Arthur Danto writes in the foreword to this volume, "how incorrigibly stiff philosophy is when it undertakes to lay its icy fingers on the frilled and beating wings of the butterfly of love." Love, elusive and philosophically intractable as it is, has long fascinated philosophers. In this collection of classic and modern writings on the topic of erotic love, Robert Solomon and Kathleen Higgins have chosen excerpts from the great philosophical texts and combined them with the most exciting new work of philosophers writing today. The result is a broadly conceived, comprehensive, and important work, nearly as stimulating and provocative as love itself. It examines the mysteries of erotic love from a variety of philosophical perspectives and provides an impressive display of the wisdom that the world's best thinkers have brought, and continue to bring, to the study of love
Comic relief : Nietzsche's Gay science by Kathleen Marie Higgins( Book )

12 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 325 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 )

10 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 )

3 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in English and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Justice; Derrida and deconstruction; Rorty's neo-pragmatism; Gouldner on ideology and the "new" class; MacIntyre -- the rationality of traditions; and Nozick's defense of Libertarianism
The will to power : the philosophy of Friedrich Nietzsche by Robert C Solomon( Recording )

6 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and held by 144 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
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 40 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
Artistic visions and the promise of beauty : cross-cultural perspectives( Book )

7 editions published in 2017 in English and German and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume examines the motives behind rejections of beauty often found within contemporary art practice, where much critically acclaimed art is deliberately ugly and alienating. It reflects on the nature and value of beauty, asking whether beauty still has a future in art and what role it can play in our lives generally. The volume discusses the possible "end of art," what art is, and the relation between art and beauty beyond their historically Western horizons to include perspectives from Asia. The individual chapters address a number of interrelated issues, including: art, beauty and the sacred; beauty as a source of joy and consolation; beauty as a bridge between the natural and the human; beauty and the human form; the role of curatorial practice in defining art; order and creativity; and the distinction between art and craft. The volume offers a valuable addition to cross-cultural dialogue and, in particular, to the sparse literature on art and beauty in comparative context. It demonstrates the relevance of the rich tradition of Asian aesthetics and the vibrant practices of contemporary art in Asia to Western discussions about the future of art and the role of beauty
Routledge history of philosophy by Robert C Solomon( Book )

10 editions published between 1993 and 2003 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume traces the emergence of German Idealism providing original interpretations of key philosophical figures of the nineteenth century. It is a broad, scholarly introduction to this period and includes an excellent glossary
A Nietzschean bestiary : becoming animal beyond docile and brutal by Christa Davis Acampora( Book )

3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library 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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A short history of philosophy
Alternative Names
Higgins, Kathleen.

Higgins, Kathleen 1954-

Higgins, Kathleen M.

Higgins, Kathleen M. 1954-

Higgins, Kathleen Marie

Kathleen Higgins American philosopher

Kathleen Higgins filósofa estadounidense

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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