John Lysaker, Professor of Philosophy and Director of Graduate Studies at Emory University. John’s research focuses on philosophical psychology, aesthetics, social & political philosophy, and 19th & 20 century continental and American philosophy. He has numerous publications in these areas, including two monographs, his first, You Must Change Your Life: Poetry, Philosophy, and the Birth of Sense (American and European Philosophy), was published in 2002 by Penn State University Press, and his second, Emerson and Self-Culture (American Philosophy), was published in 2008 by Indiana University Press.
John has been a steady guest on the digital dialogue appearing in Episode 16 to discuss his book on Emerson and Self Culture, and then again on Episode 48 in a Flipped Dialogue in which he interviewed me about my Aristotle book, Aristotle on the Nature of Truth.
We recorded this episode, as you will hear, in the restaurant at the Emory Conference Center, so it has all the background noise that goes along with that as we discuss John’s book project on philosophical writing.