Photo: Robert Goddyn
Greece, 1946
combines philosophy and literary studies

Alexander Nehamas

Alexander Nehamas is a philosopher and a literary scholar. He studied at Princeton University, where he has been Professor of Philosophy since 1990, after professorships in Pennsylvania and Pittsburgh. He wrote the books Nietzsche: Life as Literature (1985), The Art of Living: Socratic Reflections from Plato to Foucault (1998) and Only A Promise of Happiness: The Place of Beauty in a World of Art (2008), on beauty as a philosophical notion and as a value judgment in art.

Published in

Journal Nexus
2010 or Earlier

Nexus 47

Klassieken, kunst en kitsch
Journal Nexus
2010 or Earlier

Nexus 21

Het testament van de 20ste eeuw Deel II. Afgoderij

Speaker at


Part I. The Classics, Art, and Kitsch

Towards a Definition of Western Culture

11 November 2006 09.30 - 18.30 Passenger Terminal, Amsterdam


Part II. Idolatry

The Legacy of the Twentieth Century

15 May 1998 9.30 - 20.00 Tilburg University