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Nickolas Pappas
Campus Affiliation: Graduate Center
Degrees/Diplomas: Ph.D. Harvard University

Research Interests

  • Ancient Philosophy (especially Plato)
  • Aesthetics
  • Nineteenth-century Philosophy (Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, Freud)

Courses Recently Taught

  • Topics in Plato’s Aesthetics (Fall 2009)
  • Alternatives to Mimesis (Fall 2007)
  • Nietzsche (Fall 2002, Spring 2001)

Representative Publications

The Nietzsche Disappointment: Reckoning with Nietzsche's Unkept Promises on Origins and Outcomes, Lanham, MD, Rowman & Littlefield, 2005.

Plato and the Republic, second edition, London, Routledge, 2003. Also translated into Portuguese as A República de Platão, into Greek as E Politeia tou Platona (2005). (First edition, 1995)

"Aristotle's Aesthetiquette," in Ronald Scapp and Brian Seitz (eds.) Etiquette: Reflections on Contemporary Comportment. Albany, SUNY Press, 2006, pp. 8 Ð 17.

"Aristotle," in Berys Gaut and Dominic Lopes (eds.) The Routledge Companion to Aesthetics, 2nd edition. London, Routledge, 2005, pp. 15-27.

"Morality Gags," The Monist 88 (2005): 52-71.

"The Eternal-Serpentine," in Christa D. Acampora and Ralph R. Acampora (eds.), A Nietzschean Bestiary. Lanham, Rowman and Littlefield, 2004, pp. 71-82.

"Authorship and Authority," in William Irwin (ed.) The Death and Resurrection of the Author? Westport, Connecticut, Greenwood Press, 2002, pp. 317-32; revised from 1989 journal article.

"Philhellenism and Greek Philosophy," The Philosophical Forum 32 (2001): 165-73.

"Aristotle," in Berys Gaut and Dominic Lopes (eds.) The Routledge Companion to Aesthetics. London, Routledge, 2001, pp. 15-26.

"Public Art as Nature," in Hilde Hein and Hafthor Yngvason (eds.) A Philosophical Anthology on Public Art, London, Basil Blackwell, 2000.

"Aristotle," in Dominic Lopes (ed.) The Routledge Companion to Aesthetics, London, Routledge, 2000.

"Psychoanalysis and Film: The Question of the Interpreter," in Robert Prince (ed.) The Death of Psychoanalysis: Murder, Suicide, or Rumor Greatly Exaggerated, New York, Aronson Press, 1999.

"Mimesis in Aristophanes and Plato," Philosophical Inquiry 21 (1999): 61-78.