Coming Soon:

The following books by Robert Paul Wolff are available on Amazon.com as e-books: KANT'S THEORY OF MENTAL ACTIVITY, THE AUTONOMY OF REASON, UNDERSTANDING MARX, UNDERSTANDING RAWLS, THE POVERTY OF LIBERALISM, A LIFE IN THE ACADEMY, MONEYBAGS MUST BE SO LUCKY, AN INTRODUCTION TO THE USE OF FORMAL METHODS IN POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY.
Now Available: Volumes I, II, III, and IV of the Collected Published and Unpublished Papers.

NOW AVAILABLE ON YOUTUBE: LECTURES ON KANT'S CRITIQUE OF PURE REASON. To view the lectures, go to YouTube and search for "Robert Paul Wolff Kant." There they will be.

NOW AVAILABLE ON YOUTUBE: LECTURES ON THE THOUGHT OF KARL MARX. To view the lectures, go to YouTube and search for Robert Paul Wolff Marx."





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Thursday, January 23, 2020

THE OLD BOY HAS STILL GOT IT

I started today preparing my first lecture on Book I of Hume's Treatise, for videotaping February 5th.  As I was typing the outline of my opening remarks, a lovely idea struck me regarding Hume's relation to Kant.  It was an idea that had not occurred to me in the 67 years since I first formulated my rather original and counter-intuitive story about their philosophical relationship.  So these lectures will not merely be a stroll down memory lane.

5 comments:

David Palmeter said...

I'm looking forward to them.

Anonymous said...

Me too. Your Kant lectures were a highlight of the last decade for me,
Lawrence

s. wallerstein said...

Of course you still got it.

I'm 73 myself and I realize that one of the greatest fears that we have as we age, probably a more intense fear than that of death, is of losing our mental powers.

However, you write several well-constructed, often witty, generally insightful posts weekly; you give classes that are well-received at Columbia University and you are invited back to give more classes the next year; your online lectures on complex philosophical topics are something of a minor hit among philosophy students, all of which is fairly solid evidence that you still got it.

Amarnath said...

In my opinion, THIRUKKURAL, a collection of some 1330 couplets in Tamil is the best ethics book from ancient times.
396: Like getting more water by digging deeper in a sand spring
You get more from your brain as you challenge it more.

Unknown said...

I'm so excited! You're lectures on Kant made me be able to actually come to grips with him, and that for sure, is something very very rewarding.
Thank you again.

NP