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Nehamas, Alexander 1946-

Works: 62 works in 234 publications in 8 languages and 8,910 library holdings
Genres: History  Educational films  Internet videos  Conference papers and proceedings  Biography  Documentary films  Bibliography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Forecasts  Graphic novels 
Roles: Author, Editor, Speaker, Commentator, Author of introduction, Other
Classifications: B385.A5, 184
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Most widely held works about Alexander Nehamas
Most widely held works by Alexander Nehamas
Nietzsche, life as literature by Alexander Nehamas( Book )

48 editions published between 1985 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 1,513 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studie over de Duitse filosoof (1844-1900)
The art of living : Socratic reflections from Plato to Foucault by Alexander Nehamas( Book )

24 editions published between 1998 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 1,056 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In modern times, philosophy has been a theoretical discipline rather than a practice or mode of life. In antiquity, however, Greek and Roman philosophers of all stripes turned to Socrates as the model of what a truly philosophical life should be. The idea of a philosophical life, and of philosophy as the art of living, though it is now in neglect among professional philosophers, has survived in the works of such major modern authors as Montaigne, Nietzsche, and Foucault. Why does each of these philosophers, fundamentally concerned with their own originality, return, like their ancient predecessors, to Socrates as their model? Why do they need a model at all? And why is the Socrates of Plato's dialogues suitable as a model? Uniquely, Socrates shows by example the way toward establishing an individual mode of life, a way that will not force his followers to repeat the life of Socrates but will compel them to search for their own
Virtues of authenticity : essays on Plato and Socrates by Alexander Nehamas( Book )

12 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 696 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Nehamas argues in the book that Plato's specific judgments of what is authentic are often flawed, but that his idea of authenticity as the mark of truth, beauty, and goodness is stronger than many modern scholars have assumed. In drawing together Nehamas's many influential ideas about Plato and Socrates, Virtues of Authenticity is a major contribution to the study of ancient Greek philosophy. Book jacket."--Jacket
Symposium by Plato( Book )

8 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 694 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A model of the kind of text one needs for lecture courses: the translation is extremely readable and made even more accessible by intelligent printing decisions (on dividing the text, spacing for clarification, etc.); the notes are kept to a minimum but appear when they are really needed for comprehension and are truly informative. And the introduction admirably presents both basic information and a sense of current scholarly opinion.". --S.G. Nugent, Princeton University. "A fantastic book. Translation is graceful and elegant yet uncannily accurate. Footnotes very useful, espe
Only a promise of happiness : the place of beauty in a world of art by Alexander Nehamas( Book )

15 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 651 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Neither art nor philosophy was kind to beauty during the twentieth century. Much modern art disdains beauty, and many philosophers deeply suspect that beauty merely paints over or distracts us from horrors. Intellectuals consigned the passions of beauty to the margins, replacing them with the anemic and rarefied alternative, "aesthetic pleasure." In Only a Promise of Happiness, Alexander Nehamas reclaims beauty from its critics. He seeks to restore its place in art, to reestablish the connections among art, beauty, and desire, and to show that the values of art, independently of their moral worth, are equally crucial to the rest of life. Nehamas makes his case with characteristic grace, sensitivity, and philosophical depth, supporting his arguments with searching studies of art and literature, high and low, from Thomas Mann's Death in Venice and Manet's Olympia to television. Throughout, the discussion of artworks is generously illustrated. Beauty, Nehamas concludes, may depend on appearance, but this does not make it superficial. The perception of beauty manifests a hope that life would be better if the object of beauty were part of it. This hope can shape and direct our lives for better or worse. We may discover misery in pursuit of beauty, or find that beauty offers no more than a tantalizing promise of happiness. But if beauty is always dangerous, it is also a pressing human concern that we must seek to understand, and not suppress."
Aristotle's Rhetoric : philosophical essays by David J Furley( Book )

18 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 494 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aesthetics( Visual )

8 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and held by 277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This program examines Western philosophy's engagement with visual and performing arts. The ideas of key figures in the shaping and understanding of aesthetics- Plato, Joseph Addison, Francis Hutcheson, Lord Shaftesbury, Kant, Hegel, Schopenhauer, Nietzsche, Wittgenstein, Morris Weitz, and Dewey, as well as Leon Battista Alberti, Stendhal, Schiller, and Tolstoy- are presented, and pivotal writings, including Aristotle's Poetics, are addressed. Columbia University's Arthur Danto and Princeton University's Alexander Nehamas offer keen insights into the interactions between artist, artwork, and audience as they have evolved over the centuries"--Container
Writings from the early notebooks by Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche( Book )

6 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Nietzsche's unpublished notes are extraordinary in both volume and interest, and indispensable to a full understanding of his lifelong engagement with the fundamental questions of philosophy. This volume includes an extensive selection of the notes he kept during the early years of his career. They address the philosophy of Schopenhauer, the nature of tragedy, the relationship of language to music, the importance of Classical Greek culture for modern life, and the value of the unfettered pursuit of truth and knowledge which Nietzsche thought was a central feature of western culture since it was first introduced by Plato. They contain startling and original answers to the questions which were to occupy Nietzsche throughout his life and demonstrate the remarkable stability and consistency of his fundamental concerns. They are presented here in a new translation by Landislaus Lob, and an introduction by Alexander Nehamas sets them in their philosophical and historical contexts."--Jacket
On friendship by Alexander Nehamas( Book )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offers a philosophical account of the phenomenon of friendship, looking at its value in living a good life, some of the potential pitfalls and moral difficulties associated with it, and how our friends profoundly affect who we are
Epistemology what we can know( Visual )

6 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This program travels from Plato's' cave to Gettier's papier-mache barns while addressing, along the way, questions such as: What does it mean to really know something? How can one know that one knows it? And is seeing the same thing as believing? Deconstructing the principles of epistemology are Rutgers University's Alvin Goldman and Peter Klein and Princeton University's Alexander Nehamas and Daniel Garber. Their insights, in combination with incisive excerpts from Aristotle's De Anima, Descartes's Meditations on First Philosophy, Locke's An Essay on Human Understanding, Hume's A Treatise of Human Nature, and Kant's Critique of Pure Reason, illuminate the complexity of "truth""--Website
Nietzsche, philosopher, psychologist, antichrist by Walter Arnold Kaufmann( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A most sensible exposition of Nietzsche's philosophy
Great ideas of philosophy( Visual )

4 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This program scrutinizes the history, development, and application of analytic philosophy through Russell's Principia mathematica and "The Philosophy of Logical Atomism," Wittgenstein's Tractatus logico-philosophicus, Willard Van Orman Quine's "Two Dogmas of Empiricism, " the Vienna Circle's manifesto, and other seminal works by Gottlob Frege, Moritz Schlick, Rudolf Carnap, J.L. Austin, and Gilbert Ryle."--Container
Die Kunst zu leben : Sokratische Reflexionen von Platon bis Foucault by Alexander Nehamas( Book )

3 editions published in 2000 in German and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nietzsches Werke : eine Publikationsgeschichte und kommentierte Bibliographie by William H Schaberg( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Great ideas of philosophy I( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Series investigating the core questions of philosophy. Contemporary philosophers, including Richard Sorabji, Colin McGinn, Hilary Putnam, Frances Kamm, Alexander Nehamas, and Arthur Danto share their knowledge
Continental philosophy( Visual )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From Hegel to Sartre and beyond, the impact of continental philosophy has been tremendous, infusing the humanities in particular with energy and insight. This program delves deeply into the concepts and thought processes that fueled the inquiries of Hegel, Marx, Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, Husserl, Heidegger, and Sartre. Excerpts from Hegel's Philosophy of right, Marx's Theses on Feurerbach, Nietzsche's Thus spoke Zarathustra, Husserl's Paris lectures, Heidegger's Being and time, and Sartre's Existentialism is a humanism are included."
The era of the individual : a contribution to a history of subjectivity by Alain Renaut( Book )

7 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Alternative Names
Alexander Nehamas Professor of philosophy

Alexander Nehamas Spaans filosoof

Alexander Nehamas spanischer Philosoph

Nechamas, Alexandros 1946-

Nechamos, Alexandros 1946-

נהמאס, אלכסנדר 1946-

נהמס, אלכסנדר 1946-

네하마스, 알렉산더

ネハマス, アレクサンダー

The art of living : Socratic reflections from Plato to FoucaultVirtues of authenticity : essays on Plato and SocratesSymposiumOnly a promise of happiness : the place of beauty in a world of artAristotle's Rhetoric : philosophical essaysWritings from the early notebooksThe era of the individual : a contribution to a history of subjectivity