Category Archives: Nietzsche

Museums of religion

“What after all are these churches now if they are not the tombs and sepulchers of God?” – Nietzsche, The Gay Science Along with a few others, I have often balked at the New Atheists’ triumphalism. My worry has been … Continue reading

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Divine natures: Spinoza, Emerson, and Nietzsche

Our Fall 2014 semester just wrapped up. I asked the students in my seminar to write a longer paper on our three philosophers – and then joined in the fun and wrote one myself. Divine natures: a tale of three … Continue reading

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On Jessica Berry, Nietzsche and the Ancient Skeptical Tradition

This is an interesting and insightful book on Nietzsche’s philosophy and on ancient skepticism generally. I really admire Berry’s ability to adopt and clearly express judicious opinions, and her ability to anticipate readers’ questions and objections and she moves through … Continue reading

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Initial thoughts on Young’s Nietzsche biography

I just finished Julian Young’s Friedrich Nietzsche: A Philosophical Biography (Cambridge), and wanted to share some initial thoughts about it. Some readers of this blog may wish to straighten me out on a few things, or lend their own observations. … Continue reading

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Well, I made it

The University of Utah graciously invited me to try once again to lecture on Nietzsche without fainting. (See the story of my earlier failure here.) So yesterday I visited their campus, lectured to my friend’s existentialism class, and managed to … Continue reading

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Well, now: THAT was interesting

I was at the U of Utah yesterday, and had a great time in a number of activities. I visited my friend Mariam’s class, and we debated whether the evolutionary account of religious inclinations should cause a believer to doubt. … Continue reading

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Oxford: the video

The soundtrack, by the way, is an old 78 of Jelly Roll Morton and His Red Hot Peppers, with the great, growling Bubber Miley on horn.

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