Lise, Jeff, and Brian discuss Nietzsche’s first two sections of Nietzsche’s Thus Spoke Zarathustra, which conclude with the famous line “God is dead.”
Brian is joined by guest George Eckerle, St. John’s College grad and co-founder (with Brian) of the Plato Project, a series of online seminars for discussion of Plato’s complete works. In this episode they discuss one of William Shakespeare’s most well-known tragedies, King Lear.
How does speech move the human soul? How can a leader use speech inspire others to action? Lise, Jeff, and Brian tackle those questions in their discussion of Ralph Waldo Emerson’s address to the graduating class of Harvard’s divinity school in 1838.