*Really Clicky, did you have to use that photo? It’s not exactly hanging straight…*
Before delving straight in, I sought a review.
Wes Cecil is another favorite of mine when it comes to introductory philosophy courses. Cecil is a philosophy professor at Peninsula college and focuses on the biography and work of a different philosopher with each lecture. What I especially like about him is the fact that he treats major philosophers from many camps: analytic philosophy (Ludwig Wittgenstein and Bertrand Russell), pragmatism (William James), continental philosophy (Jacques Derrida, Karl Marx, and Friedrich Nietzsche), existentialism (Jean-Paul Sartre and Simone de Beuvoir), and even christian mysticism (Simone Weil). Cecil has a wonderful sense of humor and gives even the most seasoned theorist a new way of explaining the significance of these major philosophers to just about anyone. I thought of including Cecil’s lectures here because of how many times I have quoted his Jacques Derrida lecture in attempting to explain Derrida’s significance to linguistic philosophers. Trust me, these a great.
Buoyed up by that, I decided to start with Nietzsche as I was a little familiar with him.
*Thanks Clicky! Have you got the link to the talk? The review is not wrong…*
… Who I had not looked at before, and his protégé, Ludwig Wittgenstein…
… Who I was slightly familiar with through fiction…
*I know Clicky… /sigh… Still libraries do carry tomes and someone, some day might want to check it out…*
*Good point, Clicky! When push comes to shove I’ll be able to check it out again for myself in the future… Got a song to round it off, Click?*