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  1. Nietzsche: Life as Literature.Alexander Nehamas - 1985 - Harvard University Press.
    Argues that Nietzsche tried to create a specific literary character in his writings and discusses the paradoxes of his work.
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    Only a Promise of Happiness: The Place of Beauty in a World of Art.Alexander Nehamas - 2007 - Princeton University Press.
    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, (...)
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    The Art of Living: Socratic Reflections From Plato to Foucault.Alexander Nehamas - 1998 - University of California Press.
    For much of its history, philosophy was not merely a theoretical discipline but a way of life, an "art of living." This practical aspect of philosophy has been much less dominant in modernity than it was in ancient Greece and Rome, when philosophers of all stripes kept returning to Socrates as a model for living. The idea of philosophy as an art of living has survived in the works of such major modern authors as Montaigne, Nietzsche, and Foucault. Each of (...)
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    Of Mind and Other Matters.Alexander Nehamas - 1984 - Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 43 (2):209-211.
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  5. Meno's Paradox and Socrates as a Teacher.Alexander Nehamas - 1985 - Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy 3:1-30.
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    The Postulated Author: Critical Monism as a Regulative Ideal.Alexander Nehamas - 1981 - Critical Inquiry 8 (1):133-149.
    The aim of interpretation is to capture the past in the future: to capture, not to recapture, first, because the iterative prefix suggests that meaning, which was once manifest, must now be found again. But the postulated author dispenses with this assumption. Literary texts are produced by very complicated actions, while the significance of even our simplest acts is often far from clear. Parts of the meaning of a text may become clear only because of developments occurring long after its (...)
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  7. Socratic Wisdom: The Model of Knowledge in Plato’s Early Dialogues.Alexander Nehamas - 2001 - Mind 110 (439):717-721.
  8. Virtues of Authenticity, Essays on Plato and Socrates.Alexander Nehamas - 2010 - Philosophical Inquiry 32 (1-2):127-130.
    The eminent philosopher and classical scholar Alexander Nehamas presents here a collection of his most important essays on Plato and Socrates. The papers are unified in theme by the idea that Plato's central philosophical concern in metaphysics, ethics, and aesthetics was to distinguish the authentic from the fake, the original from its imitations. In approach, the collection displays Nehamas's characteristic combination of analytical rigor and sensitivity to the literary form and dramatic effect of Plato's work. Together, the papers represent Nehamas's (...)
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  9. Plato on Imitation and Poetry in Republic 10.Alexander Nehamas - 1982 - In J. M. E. Moravcsik & Philip Temko (eds.), Plato on Beauty, Wisdom, and the Arts. Rowman & Littlefield.
  10. XII-The Good of Friendship.Alexander Nehamas - 2010 - Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society 110 (3pt3):267-294.
    Problems with representing friendship in painting and the novel and its more successful displays in drama reflect the fact that friends seldom act as inspiringly as traditional images of the relationship suggest: friends' activities are often trivial, commonplace and boring, sometimes even criminal. Despite all that, the philosophical tradition has generally considered friendship a moral good. I argue that it is not a moral good, but a good nonetheless. It provides opportunities to try different ways of being, and is crucial (...)
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  11. Plato on the Imperfection of the Sensible World.Alexander Nehamas - 1975 - American Philosophical Quarterly 12 (2):105 - 117.
  12. Aristotelian Philia, Modern Friendship.Alexander Nehamas - 2010 - Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy 39:213 - 248.
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    Derrida.Alexander Nehamas & Christopher Norris - 1991 - Philosophical Review 100 (2):303.
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    On Beauty and Being Just.Alexander Nehamas - 2000 - Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 58 (4):393-403.
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  15. The Eternal Recurrence.Alexander Nehamas - 1980 - Philosophical Review 89 (3):331-356.
  16. Eristic, Antilogic, Sophistic, Dialectic: Plato's Demarcation of Philosophy From Sophistry.Alexander Nehamas - 1990 - History of Philosophy Quarterly 7 (1):3 - 16.
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    Nietzsche, Intention, Action.Alexander Nehamas - 2018 - European Journal of Philosophy 26 (2):685-701.
    Nietzsche sometimes writes as if we are not in control—at least not in conscious control—of our actions. He seems to suggest that what we actually do is independent of our intentions. It turns out, though, that his understanding of both intention and action differs radically from most contemporary treatments of the issue. In particular, he denies that our actions are caused by their intentions, whose role is hermeneutical in a sense that this essay develops. How then is responsibility to be (...)
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    What Did Socrates Teach and to Whom Did He Teach It?Alexander Nehamas - 1992 - Review of Metaphysics 46 (2):279 - 306.
    A LARGE NUMBER OF PEOPLE, ancient and modern alike, have always found in Socrates what seemed to them a suspicious, if not actually repugnant, aspect. This aspect, to put the point first in crude terms, is his devotion to philosophy, which presupposes an apparently unshakable faith in reason, in the power of understanding to secure goodness, and in the power of goodness to provide us with happiness.
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  19. Self-Predication and Plato's Theory of Forms.Alexander Nehamas - 1979 - American Philosophical Quarterly 16 (2):93 - 103.
    This paper offers an interpretation of self-Predication (the idea that justice is just) in plato, Given that self-Predication is accepted as obvious both by plato and by his audience, Which entails that "all" self-Predications are clearly, Though not trivially, True. More strongly, It is suggested that "only" self-Predications can be accepted as clearly true by plato. This is to deny that plato had at his disposal an articulated notion of predication, And his middle theory of forms, Primarily the relation of (...)
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  20. Plato and the Mass Media.Alexander Nehamas - 1988 - The Monist 71 (2):214-234.
  21. How One Becomes What One Is.Alexander Nehamas - 1983 - Philosophical Review 92 (3):385-417.
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  22. What an Author Is.Alexander Nehamas - 1986 - Journal of Philosophy 83 (11):685-691.
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    Plato.Alexander Nehamas - 1976 - Philosophical Review 85 (1):122.
  24. Confusing Universals and Particulars In Plato’s Early Dialogues.Alexander Nehamas - 1975 - Review of Metaphysics 29 (2):287 - 306.
    It is said that when Socrates is made to ask questions like "What is the pious and what the impious?", "What is courage?", or "What is the beautiful?", he is asking for the definition of a universal. For the "average" Greek of his time, however, this is a radically new question about a radically new sort of object, and Socrates’ interlocutors do not understand it. They usually answer it as if it were a different, if related, question: they tend to (...)
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    Participation and Predication in Plato's Later Thought.Alexander Nehamas - 1982 - Review of Metaphysics 36 (2):343 - 374.
    ONE of the central characteristics of Plato's later metaphysics is his view that Forms can participate in other Forms. At least part of what the Sophist demonstrates is that though not every Form participates in every other, every Form participates in some Forms, and that there are some Forms in which all Forms participate. This paper considers some of the reasons for this development, and some of the issues raised by it.
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  26. Nietzsche's on the Genealogy of Morals: Critical Essays.Keith Ansell Pearson, Babette Babich, Eric Blondel, Daniel Conway, Ken Gemes, Jürgen Habermas, Salim Kemal, Paul S. Loeb, Mark Migotti, Wolfgang Müller-Lauter, Alexander Nehamas, David Owen, Robert Pippin, Aaron Ridley, Gary Shapiro, Alan Schrift, Tracy Strong, Christine Swanton & Yirmiyahu Yovel - 2006 - Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.
    In this astonishingly rich volume, experts in ethics, epistemology, philosophy of mind, political theory, aesthetics, history, critical theory, and hermeneutics bring to light the best philosophical scholarship on what is arguably Nietzsche's most rewarding but most challenging text. Including essays that were commissioned specifically for the volume as well as essays revised and edited by their authors, this collection showcases definitive works that have shaped Nietzsche studies alongside new works of interest to students and experts alike. A lengthy introduction, annotated (...)
     
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    Perspectivism and Falsification: A Reply to Maudemarie Clark.Alexander Nehamas - 2018 - Journal of Nietzsche Studies 49 (2):214.
    When and for how long did Nietzsche accept the “falsification thesis”—a view that “seems to amount to a denial that any human belief is, or could be, true”?1 I believe that the thesis is already absent from the first edition of GS.2 Maudemarie Clark argues that my interpretation of the relevant passages of GS as well as of the scope and nature of perspectivism is mistaken.3 I don’t agree.I begin with a few remarks on GS 110, where Nietzsche writes, “Over (...)
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    Pity and Fear in the Rhetoric and the Poetics.Alexander Nehamas - 1994 - In Alexander Nehamas & David J. Furley (eds.), Aristotle's "Rhetoric": Philosophical Essays. Princeton University Press. pp. 257-282.
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    Predication and Forms of Opposites in the "Phaedo".Alexander Nehamas - 1973 - Review of Metaphysics 26 (3):461 - 491.
    The Phaedo, despite the central role which the theory of Forms occupies there, gives us little explicit information. We meet with stock examples and with generalizations like "everything which belongs to being", "everything to which we give the mark of ‘that which is’ in our discussions", "all this sort of being". Socrates postulates the existence of the beautiful itself, the good itself, the large itself, and "all the rest", and he explains the beauty of beautiful things by appealing to their (...)
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  30. ?Only in the Contemplation of Beauty is Human Life Worth Living? Plato, Symposium 211d.Alexander Nehamas - 2007 - European Journal of Philosophy 15 (1):1–18.
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    Plato and the Mass Media in Aesthetics and the Histories of the Arts.Alexander Nehamas - 1988 - The Monist 71 (2):214-234.
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    Nietzsche: Writings From the Early Notebooks.Raymond Geuss, Alexander Nehamas & Ladislaus Löb (eds.) - 2009 - Cambridge University Press.
    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 (...)
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    Is Living an Art That Can Be Taught?Alexander Nehamas - 2015 - Journal of Philosophical Research 40 (Supplement):81-91.
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    Reply to Korsmeyer and Gaut.Alexander Nehamas - 2010 - British Journal of Aesthetics 50 (2):205-207.
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    Episteme and Logos in Plato’s Later Thought.Alexander Nehamas - 1984 - Archiv für Geschichte der Philosophie 66 (1):11-36.
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    Richard Shusterman on Pleasure and Aesthetic Experience.Alexander Nehamas - 1998 - Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 56 (1):49-51.
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    Plato: Gorgias.Alexander Nehamas - 1983 - Noûs 17 (3):497-502.
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    ‘Only in the Contemplation of Beauty is Human Life Worth Living’ Plato, Symposium 211d.Alexander Nehamas - 2007 - European Journal of Philosophy 15 (1):1-18.
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    Art, Interpretation, and the Rest of Life.Alexander Nehamas - 2004 - Proceedings and Addresses of the American Philosophical Association 78 (2):25 - 42.
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    Introduction.Alexander Nehamas - 1994 - In Alexander Nehamas & David J. Furley (eds.), Aristotle's "Rhetoric": Philosophical Essays. Princeton University Press.
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    Nietzsche and “Hitler”.Alexander Nehamas - 1999 - Southern Journal of Philosophy 37 (S1):1-17.
  42. The Eternal Recurrence.Alexander Nehamas - 2001 - In John Richardson & Brian Leiter (eds.), Nietzsche. Oxford University Press.
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    "Getting Used to Not Getting Used to It": Nietzsche in The Magic Mountain.Alexander Nehamas - 1981 - Philosophy and Literature 5 (1):73-90.
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    The Material Word: Some Theories of Language and Its Limits.Alexander Nehamas, David Silverman & Brian Torode - 1981 - Philosophical Review 90 (1):122.
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    Chapter Nine.Alexander Nehamas - 1986 - Proceedings of the Boston Area Colloquium of Ancient Philosophy 2 (1):275-316.
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    From the Many to the One: A Study of Personality and Views of Human Nature in the Context of Ancient Greek Society, Values, and Beliefs.Alexander Nehamas - 1973 - Philosophical Review 82 (3):395.
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    Of Poets and Thinkers: A Conversation on Philosophy, Literature and the Rebuilding of the World.Costica Bradatan, Simon Critchley, Giuseppe Mazzotta & Alexander Nehamas - 2009 - The European Legacy 14 (5):519-534.
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  48. Aristotle's "Rhetoric": Philosophical Essays.Alexander Nehamas & David J. Furley - 1996 - Philosophy and Rhetoric 29 (4):441-444.
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    Book Review: Aristotle's Rhetoric: Philosophical Essays. [REVIEW]ed Furley, David J. & Alexandered Nehamas - 1995 - Philosophy and Literature 19 (2).
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    A Good Life: Friendship, Art and Truth.Alexander Nehamas - 2018 - Conatus 2 (2):115.
    In September 2017 Alexander Nehamas kindly accepted our invitation to have a meeting in Athens in order to discuss several issues of philosophical interest; with his latest publication On Friendship as a starting point we soon moved over to a multitude of topics Nehamas has so far dealt with. The whole conversation spirals around the probably most challenging and demanding issue as far as practical philosophy is concerned – yet one every moral agent needs to provide an adequate answer to (...)
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