John Kaag is Professor and Chair of Philosophy at the University of Massachusetts Lowell. His books include Hiking with Nietzsche: On Becoming Who You Are and American Philosophy: A Love Story, which was named a 2016 NPR Book of the Year and New York Times Editor’s Choice. His recent books have focused on philosopher and psychologist William James.
Books by John Kaag
Interviews with John Kaag
Should we be moral? Should we love? John Kaag, philosopher and author of American Philosophy: A Love Story and Hiking with Nietzsche: On Becoming Who You Are, puzzles how five American Pragmatist and Transcendentalist philosophers quarrel with these searching questions and other timeless subjects, from faith and belief to human rights.
Interviews where books by John Kaag were recommended
The introduction of drones “makes possible perpetual war without costs”, warns the anthropology professor and security expert Hugh Gusterson. Here he selects the best books that examine their ethical, psychological and political impact upon 21st century warfare.
Down Girl: The Logic of Misogyny
by Kate Manne
Aristotle's Way: How Ancient Wisdom Can Change Your Life
by Edith Hall
I Am Dynamite!: A Life of Nietzsche
by Sue Prideaux
Hiking with Nietzsche: On Becoming Who You Are
by John Kaag
Being and Nothingness
by Jean-Paul Sartre & Sarah Richmond (translator)
What can Nietzsche and Aristotle teach us about how to live? Should everyone read Being and Nothingness? From a philosophical approach to misogyny to an interrogation of whether it’s morally acceptable to have a Facebook account, philosopher Nigel Warburton introduces us to the best philosophy books of 2018.