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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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  4. Nietzsche: Life as Literature.Alexander Nehamas - 1985 - Philosophy and Rhetoric 21 (3):240-243.
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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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  6. Meno's Paradox and Socrates as a Teacher.Alexander Nehamas - 1985 - Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy 3:1-30.
  7. 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.
  8. 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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  9. Socratic Wisdom: The Model of Knowledge in Plato’s Early Dialogues.Alexander Nehamas - 2001 - Mind 110 (439):717-721.
  10. Plato on the Imperfection of the Sensible World.Alexander Nehamas - 1975 - American Philosophical Quarterly 12 (2):105 - 117.
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    Nietzsche on Truth and the Value of Falsehood.Alexander Nehamas - 2017 - Journal of Nietzsche Studies 48 (3):319-346.
    Nietzsche often gives the impression that all human beliefs are false. Some scholars, like Maudemarie Clark, believe that such a “falsification thesis” is unacceptable and try to limit Nietzsche's commitment to it, claiming that he abandons it in his very last works. Others, like Lanier Anderson and Nadeem Hussain, take it in ways that make it true and locate it in all. I argue that the view that is common to both approaches—that Nietzsche held that thesis in the first place—is (...)
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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. Aristotelian Philia, Modern Friendship.Alexander Nehamas - 2010 - Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy 39:213 - 248.
  15. Eristic, Antilogic, Sophistic, Dialectic: Plato's Demarcation of Philosophy From Sophistry.Alexander Nehamas - 1990 - History of Philosophy Quarterly 7 (1):3 - 16.
  16. The Eternal Recurrence.Alexander Nehamas - 1980 - Philosophical Review 89 (3):331-356.
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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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    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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    Perspectivism and Falsification: A Reply to Maudemarie Clark.Alexander Nehamas - 2018 - Journal of Nietzsche Studies 49 (2):214-220.
    In this reply, I defend my views on Nietzsche's “falsification thesis” and his perspectivism against Maudemarie Clark's recent criticisms, which appeared in The Journal of Nietzsche Studies 49.1. I begin by amplifying my interpretation of Gay Science 110 and 111, which, I argue, show that the falsification thesis is absent from The Gay Science. I then turn to perspectivism and argue that, contrary to Clark's claims, perspectivism never involves the falsification of the views to which it applies. It is therefore (...)
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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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  22. Plato on the Imperfection of the Sensible World.Alexander Nehamas - 1999 - In Gail Fine (ed.), Plato 1: Metaphysics and Epistemology. Oxford University Press.
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  23. 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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  24. Plato and the Mass Media.Alexander Nehamas - 1988 - The Monist 71 (2):214-234.
  25. 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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  26. How One Becomes What One Is.Alexander Nehamas - 1983 - Philosophical Review 92 (3):385-417.
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  27. What an Author Is.Alexander Nehamas - 1986 - Journal of Philosophy 83 (11):685-691.
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    Aristotle's Rhetoric: Philosophical Essays.David J. Furley & Alexander Nehamas (eds.) - 1994 - Princeton University Press.
    In the field of philosophy, Plato's view of rhetoric as a potentially treacherous craft has long overshadowed Aristotle's view, which focuses on rhetoric as an independent discipline that relates in complex ways to dialectic and logic and to ethics and moral psychology. This volume, composed of essays by internationally renowned philosophers and classicists, provides the first extensive examination of Aristotle's Rhetoric and its subject matter in many years. One aim is to locate both Aristotle's treatise and its subject within the (...)
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  29. Aristotelian Philia, Modern Friendship?Alexander Nehamas - 2010 - In Brad Inwood (ed.), Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy Volume 39. Oxford University Press.
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    Plato.Alexander Nehamas - 1976 - Philosophical Review 85 (1):122.
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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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  32. How One Becomes What One Is.Alexander Nehamas - 2001 - In John Richardson & Brian Leiter (eds.), Nietzsche. Oxford University Press.
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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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  34. Aristotle's "Rhetoric": Philosophical Essays.Alexander Nehamas & David J. Furley - 1996 - Philosophy and Rhetoric 29 (4):441-444.
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  35. 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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    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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  37. ?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.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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    Did Nietzsche Hold a “Falsification Thesis”?Alexander Nehamas - 2015 - Philosophical Inquiry 39 (1):222-236.
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    Gregory Vlastos.Alexander Nehamas - 2016 - Philosophical Inquiry 40 (1-2):2-7.
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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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    Reply to Korsmeyer and Gaut.Alexander Nehamas - 2010 - British Journal of Aesthetics 50 (2):205-207.
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    Is Living an Art That Can Be Taught?Alexander Nehamas - 2015 - Journal of Philosophical Research 40 (Supplement):81-91.
    Along with our inordinate emphasis on managing our lives on the basis of impartial principles and rules, we have lost the sense that some of the greatest human achievements are accomplished precisely by going beyond anything that existing rules and principles allow. Along with our fixation on the values of morality and politics, which apply to everyone on the basis of our similarities to one another, we have lost the sense that there are also values that depend on our differences (...)
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    Richard Shusterman on Pleasure and Aesthetic Experience.Alexander Nehamas - 1998 - Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 56 (1):49-51.
  46. The Eternal Recurrence.Alexander Nehamas - 2001 - In John Richardson & Brian Leiter (eds.), Nietzsche. Oxford University Press.
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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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    Nietzsche and “Hitler”.Alexander Nehamas - 1999 - Southern Journal of Philosophy 37 (S1):1-17.
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