Beauty – a conversation with Alexander Nehamas

zakaat-e husn de ay jalvah-e biinish kih mihr-aasaa
chiraaG-e khaanah-e darvesh ho kaasah gadaaii kaa

give alms of beauty, oh radiance of sight, so that like the sun
a begging bowl may be the lamp of the Darvesh’s house

A conversation between Joshua Landy, Stanford Professor of French, and Alexander Nehamas, Professor of Philosophy at Princeton, about beauty. Tuesday, February 15, 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm, 2011

Download: Part 1 | Part 2

See other works of Alexander Nehamas.

“Alexander Nehamas received his Ph.D. from Princeton in 1971 and joined the faculty of the philosophy department at Princeton in 1990. He is also Professor of the Humanities and of Comparative Literature. His interests include Greek philosophy, philosophy of art, European philosophy and literary theory. His books include The Art of Living: Socratic Reflections from Plato to Foucault (2000) and Only a Promise of Happiness: The Place of Beauty in a World of Art (2010).”

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