The Good Life: Nietzsche

Chris Surprenant (University of New Orleans) discusses the account of human well-being and the good life presented by Friedrich Nietzsche in his moral, political, and religious writings. He explains why Neitzsche believes that living a full human life requires rational reflection and taking a cautious attitude toward conventional moral categories. JP Messina (UC San Diego) assisted in the production of content for this video.

Professor of Ethics, Strategy, and Public Policy | Founding Director, Urban Entrepreneurship & Policy Institute at University of New Orleans

I am a Professor of Philosophy at the University of New Orleans, where I direct the UNO Honors Program and am founding director of the UNO Urban Entrepreneurship and Policy Institute, formerly the Alexis de Tocqueville Project.

My work focuses on current issues in ethics and public policy, including the connection between entrepreneurship and human well-being; the importance of free exchange to the proper functioning of a free society, both in academic institutions and the community as a whole; and the role of financial incentives in shaping institutions and influencing public policy.

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