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Examined Lives: From Socrates to Nietzsche

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

James Miller talks about the lives of twelve famous philosophers and the answers they offered to the most fundamental questions about who we are and what makes for a life worth living. Examined Lives: From Socrates to Nietzsche looks at the lives and beliefs of philosophers from Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle to Kant, Emerson, and Nietzsche—and explores questions about what it means to live a good life.

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James Miller
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Comments [4]

Rodolfo Plata from México

Retomemos la cruzada de Nietzsche que luchó por un cristianismo sin judaísmo, promoviendo los valores absolutos de la trascendencia humana y la sociedad perfecta que Cristo predicó, a fin de alcanzar la supra humanidad http://www.scribd.com/doc/48104400/Nietzsche-y-La-Lucha-Contra-El-Judeo-Cristianismo-Por-El-Cristianismo

Feb. 11 2011 06:01 PM
Rodolfo Plata from México

Retomemos la cruzada de Nietzsche que luchó por un cristianismo sin judaísmo, promoviendo los valores absolutos de la trascendencia humana y la sociedad perfecta que Cristo predicó, y abrogando la moral de esclavos que promueve el judeo cristianismo, a fin de alcanzar la supra humanidad http://www.scribd.com/doc/48104400/Nietzsche-y-La-Lucha-Contra-El-Judeo-Cristianismo-Por-El-Cristianismo

Feb. 08 2011 05:43 AM
ellen from Manhattan

Could you ask the guest:
Throughout history weren’t most philosophers ideas influenced by the fact that only the educated few were deemed fit to rule and that it was proper to exclude the vast majority of people from having any say in govt. since they were peasants and servants. The philosophers never saw millions of educated people who went to high school and college, and had jobs like we have today. Should we keep this in mind in applying their ideas to today?

Jan. 26 2011 01:38 PM
Mike from Tribeca

Philosophy has always been a subject that bores me to tears, so I was very surprised by Mr. Miller's very clearly and thoughtfully written book. As a history buff, I appreciate his portraying his subjects in the context of their times. The chapter on Augustine of Hippo is particularly brilliant.

Jan. 26 2011 01:18 PM

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