Mirrors of the Mind: Reflecting on Philosophers' Autobiographies

May 20, 2015

Author Ronald Manheimer joins us to discuss his new book 'Mirrors of the Mind' about the autobiographies of some of the world's most well known philosophers.
Credit Jorvik Press/2015

Many think of philosophers like Nietzsche, Kierkegaard and Augustine as confined to dusty old anthologies and philosophy survey courses.

But retired philosophy professor Ronald Manheimer wanted to change that perspective and take readers out of philosophers' heads and into their lives. His new book, "Mirrors of the Mind: Reflecting on Philosophers' Autobiographies" (Jorvik Press/2015) delves into the lives of some of the most well-known philosophers.


Host Frank Stasio talks with Manheimer about how these great thinkers' lives informed their theories.