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Nehamas, Alexander 1946-

Works: 68 works in 239 publications in 7 languages and 9,661 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Educational films  Internet videos  Conference papers and proceedings  Documentary films  Bibliography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Graphic novels  Study guides 
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 )

47 editions published between 1985 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 1,492 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 )

19 editions published between 1998 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,035 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 )

11 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 700 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 )

9 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 697 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 655 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." - Besedilo z zavihka
Aristotle's Rhetoric : philosophical essays by David J Furley( Book )

17 editions published between 1994 and 2015 in English and held by 497 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On friendship by Alexander Nehamas( Book )

4 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 401 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Friends are a constant feature of our lives, yet friendship itself is difficult to define. Even Michel de Montaigne, author of the seminal essay "Of Friendship," found it nearly impossible to account for the great friendship of his life. Why is something so commonplace and universal so hard to grasp? What is it about the nature of friendship that proves so elusive? In On Friendship, the acclaimed philosopher Alexander Nehamas launches an original and far-ranging investigation of friendship. Exploring the long history of philosophical thinking on the subject, from Aristotle to Emerson and beyond, and drawing on examples from literature, art, drama, and his own life, Nehamas shows that for centuries, friendship was as much a public relationship as it was a private one--inseparable from politics and commerce, favors and perks. Now that it is more firmly in the private realm, Nehamas holds, close friendship is central to the good life. Profound and affecting, On Friendship sheds light on why we love our friends--and how they determine who we are, and who we might become." -- Publisher's description
The Greeks : crucible of civilization( Visual )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of ancient Greece's Golden Age is told through the lives of its prominent figures, including Cleisthenes, Themistocles, Pericles, and Socrates
Phaedrus by Plato( Book )

8 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

""A superb translation that captures the rhetorical brilliance of the Greek. ... The translation is faithful in the very best sense: it reflects both the meaning and the beauty of the Greek text. ... The footnotes are always helpful, never obtrusive. A one-page outline is useful since there are no editorial additions to mark major divisions in the dialogue. An appendix containing fragments of early Greek love poetry helps the reader appreciate the rich, and perhaps elusive, meaning of eros. ... The entire Introduction is crisply written, and the authors' erudition shines throughout, with
Writings from the early notebooks by Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche( Book )

7 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 274 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
Aesthetics : philosophy of the arts( Visual )

8 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and held by 263 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
Classical Greek philosophy( Visual )

4 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The thousand years of philosophy that began at Miletus laid the foundation for the whole tradition of Western philosophy that was to follow. This program, featuring Princeton University's Alexander Nehamas and Richard Sorabji, honorary fellow at Wolfson College, the University of Oxford, addresses core topics in ancient philosophy such as freedom and fate, permanence and change, happiness, the nature of the cosmos, and the immortality of the soul. Concepts are presented as articulated by key figures including Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, Heraclitus, Pythagoras, and the Milesian and Eleatic philosophers, in combination with quotations drawn from Plato's Republic, Aristotle's Physics, and other influential sources
Epistemology : what we can know( Visual )

6 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 82 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? Insights from academicians, in combination with incisive excerpts from Aristotle's De anima, Descartes' 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."
Nietzsche, philosopher, psychologist, antichrist by Walter Kaufmann( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A most sensible exposition of Nietzsche's philosophy
Great ideas of philosophy by Daniel N Robinson( 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 )

4 editions published in 2000 in German and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

El arte de vivir : reflexiones socráticas de Platón a Foucault by Alexander Nehamas( Book )

5 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in Spanish and held by 23 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 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Great ideas of philosophy I( Visual )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 21 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
The era of the individual : a contribution to a history of subjectivity by Alain Renaut( Book )

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

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Nietzsche, life as literature
Alternative Names
Alexander Nehamas Professor of philosophy

Alexander Nehamas Spaans filosoof

Alexander Nehamas spanischer Philosoph

Nechamas, Alexandros 1946-

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נהמאס, אלכסנדר 1946-

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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 essaysPhaedrusWritings from the early notebooksThe era of the individual : a contribution to a history of subjectivity