ACA Lecture Series

Dr. Robert Solomon, "Philosophy, Spirituality, and Atheism"

Dr. Robert (Bob) Solomon

December 7, 2003

Topic: Philosophy, Spirituality, and Atheism

About the speaker
Dr. Solomon is Quincy Lee Centennial Professor of Business and Philosophy and Distinguished Teaching Professor at the University Texas at Austin. He is currently President of the International Society for Research on Emotions. He is best known for his course on "Existentialism" and for his teaching in the Plan II Honors program. He is the author of more than 40 books including The Passions, In the Spirit of Hegel, About Love, A Passion for Justice, Up the University and (with Jon Solomon) A Short History of Philosophy, Ethics and Excellence, A Passion for Wisdom, A Better Way to Think About Business, The Joy of Philosophy, and , What Nietzsche Really Said (with Kathleen M. Higgins), Spirituality for the Skeptic, Living with Nietzsche, and Not Passion¹s Slave (Vol. I of a three-volume series, The Passionate Life). He regularly consults and provides programs in business ethics for corporations and organizations around the world.

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