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The David Norton Memorial Lectures honor the late UD Philosophy professor.
The Norton Lecture presents contemporary work by leading figures in ethics in a manner accessible to the general University of Delaware community.
Lectures are free and open to the public.


Wednesday March 5, 2014. 5:30pm. Reception follows talk Memorial Hall 111

The Department of Philosophy in partnership with the Department of Art History proudly presents...

Can the Art of Living Be Taught?


Prof. Alexander Nehamas

Edmund N. Carpenter II Class of 1943 Professor in the Humanities,
Professor of Philosophy and Comparative Literature - Princeton University

Alexander Nehamas
ALEXANDER NEHAMAS has been teaching philosophy and comparative literature at Princeton since 1990. He works on Greek philosophy, aesthetics, Nietzsche, Foucault, and literary theory.  He received the 2001 Mellon Distinguished Achievement in the Humanities Award and the 2000 Academy of Athens Award for Distinguished Achievement in Hellenic Studies.  His most recent book, Only a Promise of Happiness:  The Place of Beauty in a World of Art, won Best Professional/Scholarly Book in Philosophy, Association of American Publishers award in 2007. He also served as President for the American Philosophical Association in 2003-2004.

This lecture is supported by the David Norton Memorial Fund honoring the late UD Philosophy professor, the Class of 1955 Ethics Endowment Fund, the Department of Philosophy, the American Philosophical Association, and the Makaguchi Foundation.


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