Category Archives: Philosophy

Preface to Polish translation of *Nietzsche and the Nazis*

The Polish translation of Nietzsche and the Nazis was published by the Fundacji Fuhrmanna (Fuhrmann Foundation, 2014) as Nietzsche i naziści, moje spojrzenia. Here, in English, is the Preface to the Polish edition. Preface to the Polish translation Friedrich Nietzsche … Continue reading

Posted in History, History of Philosophy, Philosophy | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

“Philosophy and a Century of War” — transcript

Below is a transcription of the video available YouTube and StephenHicks.org. Philosophy and a Century of War (transcription) Stephen R. C. Hicks Philosophy has a reputation for being abstract and difficult, which it certainly can be. It also has a … Continue reading

Posted in History of Philosophy, Philosophy of History, Politics | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Polish translation of *Nietzsche and the Nazis* published

The Polish translation of Nietzsche and the Nazis has now officially been published by the Fundacji Fuhrmanna (Fuhrmann Foundation) as Nietzsche i naziści, moje spojrzenia. Many thanks to Dr. Przemysław Zientkowski for arranging this translation and publication. The cover was … Continue reading

Posted in News, Philosophy | 1 Comment

Video: TRAC 2014 art panel on Nerdrum’s Kitsch and Scruton’s Beauty

At this year’s The Representational Art Conference in Ventura, California, I participated in a panel focused on the aesthetic theories of Odd Nerdrum and Roger Scruton. My remarks are from the 42:30- to 58-minute mark or so. Also on the … Continue reading

Posted in Art, Philosophy | Tagged , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Artistic representation: Picasso versus Matisse

From Jack D. Flam’s Matisse and Picasso: The Story of Their Rivalry and Friendship (2003): Picasso characterized the arbitrariness of representation in his Cubist paintings as resulting from his desire for “a greater plasticity.” Rendering an object as a square … Continue reading

Posted in Art, Epistemology, Painting | 2 Comments

Exams for my courses, Spring 2014

Ethics [pdf]. Business and Economic Ethics [pdf]. Free Speech and Censorship [pdf].

Posted in News, Philosophy | Leave a comment

Liberal versus gender feminism: McElroy’s *Sexual Correctness*

In my Ethics course this week, we’re discussing the arguments for and against banning pornography. One of our readings is from Wendy McElroy’s Sexual Correctness: The Gender-Feminist Attack on Women. McElroy takes up the gender-feminist arguments against porn and contrasts … Continue reading

Posted in Ethics, Human Nature, Politics | Tagged , , | 8 Comments

“What Justifies Liberal Capitalism: Are Hayek’s, Rand’s, and Friedman’s Answers Compatible?” My 2013 Atlas Summit lecture

The one-hour video of my lecture is at the Atlas Society site and at YouTube. The lecture starts at 3:40, after the introduction, and is about 45 minutes long, followed by a question-and-answer session. The sub-topics are: * 13 initial … Continue reading

Posted in Economics, Entrepreneurship, Philosophy | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment