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Professor Kozlowski Lectures

Professor Kozlowski Lectures

By Benjamin Kozlowski

Professor Kozlowski lectures on various subjects in Philosophy, Theology, and the Humanities.

For a list of courses and projects, visit his website at: professorkozlowski.wordpress.com/
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Let's All Kill Constance 1
Let's All Kill Constance 1
Professor Kozlowski wrestles with the existential horror of realizing that Ray Bradbury, one of his favorite writers, may have turned into a hack and hypocrite during his later career.  He therefore delivers a confused, half-intelligible discussion of how Bradbury's 2003 detective-noir-ish Let's All Kill Constance fails to stand up to scrutiny from the perspective of its genre, its own idolization of early Hollywood, conventional writing wisdom, and Bradbury's own standards of good art. If you have questions or topic suggestions for Professor Kozlowski, e-mail him at profbkozlowski2@gmail.com To see what else Professor Kozlowski is up to, visit his webpage: https://professorkozlowski.wordpress.com/
01:38:54
November 28, 2022
Something Wicked This Way Comes 2
Something Wicked This Way Comes 2
Professor Kozlowski contends with the wild second half of Bradbury's Something Wicked This Way Comes, interrogating the way that Bradbury depicts the good and evil forces of the novel and portrays their struggle, using that as an opportunity to interrogate Bradbury's development as a writer and thinker as he grows older and less restrained. If you have questions or topic suggestions for Professor Kozlowski, e-mail him at profbkozlowski2@gmail.com To see what else Professor Kozlowski is up to, visit his webpage: https://professorkozlowski.wordpress.com/
01:26:28
November 21, 2022
Something Wicked This Way Comes 1
Something Wicked This Way Comes 1
Professor Kozlowski wildly gestures at the irrational logic of Bradbury's novel of boys, dark carnivals, and nightmare happenings: Something Wicked This Way Comes.  By examining the style and language of Bradbury's prose in this, his (perhaps) most characteristically Bradbury-an novel, perhaps we'll draw closer to an understanding of how this work defies expectations and reaches its own internal, illogical, consistency. If you have questions or topic suggestions for Professor Kozlowski, e-mail him at profbkozlowski2@gmail.com To see what else Professor Kozlowski is up to, visit his webpage: https://professorkozlowski.wordpress.com/
01:28:39
November 15, 2022
Replaying Assassins' Creed 3
Replaying Assassins' Creed 3
Assassin's Creed 3 was nobody's favorite game in the series.  After immense hype and promise, the game released to critical and popular indifference.  In this sustained blast of hot air, Professor Kozlowski will re-examine this game to discern why it failed, as well as assess whether or not it should be re-evaluated with the advantage of time and distance.  Is this game rightfully-overlooked, a gem awaiting rediscovery, or something else altogether? If you have questions or topic suggestions for Professor Kozlowski, e-mail him at profbkozlowski2@gmail.com To see what else Professor Kozlowski is up to, visit his webpage: https://professorkozlowski.wordpress.com/
01:35:54
November 08, 2022
The Illustrated Man 2
The Illustrated Man 2
Professor Kozlowski continues his fool's errand of discussing many unrelated Bradbury short stories, including the ominous and horrifying "The City", the high-spirited and troubling "The Concrete Mixer", and "The Rocket" - Bradbury's feel-good capstone to the Illustrated Man collection, which may reveal his optimistic solution to the otherwise-downbeat entries throughout. If you have questions or topic suggestions for Professor Kozlowski, e-mail him at profbkozlowski2@gmail.com To see what else Professor Kozlowski is up to, visit his webpage: https://professorkozlowski.wordpress.com/
01:17:46
November 08, 2022
The Illustrated Man 1
The Illustrated Man 1
Professor Kozlowski attempts a new feat: talking coherently about nine different Bradbury short stories with different themes, settings, and tones.  Fortunately this includes some old favorites, like "The Veldt", "The Long Rain", and "The Fire Balloons." If you have questions or topic suggestions for Professor Kozlowski, e-mail him at profbkozlowski2@gmail.com To see what else Professor Kozlowski is up to, visit his webpage: https://professorkozlowski.wordpress.com/
01:26:15
November 02, 2022
Fahrenheit 451 - 2
Fahrenheit 451 - 2
Professor Kozlowski turns his attention to the second half of Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451 to discuss the value of literature, the dire consequences of Bradbury's dystopia, and the grim fatalism of the book's conclusion and message. If you have questions or topic suggestions for Professor Kozlowski, e-mail him at profbkozlowski2@gmail.com To see what else Professor Kozlowski is up to, visit his webpage: https://professorkozlowski.wordpress.com/
01:27:51
October 18, 2022
Replaying Assassins' Creed: The Ezio Sequels
Replaying Assassins' Creed: The Ezio Sequels
The legacy of Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood and Assassin's Creed: Revelations is that of cash-grab sequels capitalizing on Assassin's Creed 2's success.  In this largely aimless diatribe, Professor Kozlowski re-evaluates that legacy, examining the conflicting priorities between Ubisoft's corporate agenda and the artistic aspirations of the series. If you have questions or topic suggestions for Professor Kozlowski, e-mail him at profbkozlowski2@gmail.com To see what else Professor Kozlowski is up to, visit his webpage: https://professorkozlowski.wordpress.com/
01:35:34
October 11, 2022
Fahrenheit 451 - 1
Fahrenheit 451 - 1
Professor Kozlowski explores the characters and world of Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451 as it appears in the first half of the book - and discusses at some length the fears and characteristics we share with that world today. If you have questions or topic suggestions for Professor Kozlowski, e-mail him at profbkozlowski2@gmail.com To see what else Professor Kozlowski is up to, visit his webpage: https://professorkozlowski.wordpress.com/
01:59:05
October 11, 2022
The Martian Chronicles 2
The Martian Chronicles 2
The second half of Ray Bradbury's The Martian Chronicles is messy, uneven, and occasionally changed from edition to edition.  In this lecture, Professor Kozlowski examines each of the stories in the collection individually in an attempt to appreciate the value of each one, both in isolation, and in the context of the collection. If you have questions or topic suggestions for Professor Kozlowski, e-mail him at profbkozlowski2@gmail.com To see what else Professor Kozlowski is up to, visit his webpage: https://professorkozlowski.wordpress.com/
01:39:25
September 21, 2022
The Martian Chronicles 1
The Martian Chronicles 1
Professor Kozlowski discusses the first half of Ray Bradbury's The Martian Chronicles, examining how Bradbury deconstructs the typical adventure-to-another-planet story, how he presents the dying Martian civilization as a mirror to our own, and how Bradbury navigates the complicated issues of colonization, imperialism, and human ambition. If you have questions or topic suggestions for Professor Kozlowski, e-mail him at profbkozlowski2@gmail.com To see what else Professor Kozlowski is up to, visit his webpage: https://professorkozlowski.wordpress.com/
01:35:41
September 13, 2022
Replaying Assassins' Creed II
Replaying Assassins' Creed II
Assassins' Creed II was widely hailed as a dramatic improvement over the first game, fixing many of its faults and delivering an overall better gameplay experience.  But Professor Kozlowski's take is not quite so optimistic. If you have questions or topic suggestions for Professor Kozlowski, e-mail him at profbkozlowski2@gmail.com To see what else Professor Kozlowski is up to, visit his webpage: https://professorkozlowski.wordpress.com/
01:36:57
September 13, 2022
Why Ray Bradbury?
Why Ray Bradbury?
Professor Kozlowski introduces his Fall 2022 reading project: working through the books of Ray Bradbury!  But why this writer, these books, this genre?  Bradbury is largely overlooked by academic criticism and scholarship, and his reputation is a mixed one.  But you will rarely find a writer more passionate and enthusiastic. If you have questions or topic suggestions for Professor Kozlowski, e-mail him at profbkozlowski2@gmail.com To see what else Professor Kozlowski is up to, visit his webpage: https://professorkozlowski.wordpress.com/
35:59
August 30, 2022
Replaying Assassins' Creed
Replaying Assassins' Creed
Relationship status: It's Complicated. If you have questions or topic suggestions for Professor Kozlowski, e-mail him at profbkozlowski2@gmail.com To see what else Professor Kozlowski is up to, visit his webpage: https://professorkozlowski.wordpress.com/
01:39:18
August 27, 2022
Homer Through the Middle Ages
Homer Through the Middle Ages
Professor Kozlowski examines the reception of Homer through the Middle Ages: in the Byzantine Empire, in the Islamicate World, and in Medieval Europe.  Along the way he'll discuss Christianity's difficult relationship with pagan philosophy and literature, Eurocentrism, badass Muslim achievements like rhyming poetry, and tricks for establishing your noble heritage for fun and profit.  Come for the Christian Fathers, stay for the Islamic Exceptionalism. If you have questions or topic suggestions for Professor Kozlowski, e-mail him at profbkozlowski2@gmail.com To see what else Professor Kozlowski is up to, visit his webpage: https://professorkozlowski.wordpress.com/
01:38:47
July 30, 2022
Aeneid 2, 4, 6
Aeneid 2, 4, 6
Professor Kozlowski reluctantly addresses the epic poem regarded by the Medievals and Renaissance writers as the greatest ever written - Virgil's Aeneid.  Does Virgil deserve this legacy, or is the poem merely a work of Roman self-justifying propaganda? CW: Discussions of suicide, relationship abuse, misogyny, and fascist Roman bullsh*t If you have questions or topic suggestions for Professor Kozlowski, e-mail him at profbkozlowski2@gmail.com To see what else Professor Kozlowski is up to, visit his webpage: https://professorkozlowski.wordpress.com/
01:38:45
July 29, 2022
Rome vs. Homer
Rome vs. Homer
Professor Kozlowski examines the complicated relationship between Rome and Homer, from Rome's origins as a melting pot of cultures defined and informed by Homeric epic, to insatiable need to distance itself from Greek culture, to the transforming ascendancy of Christianity in Rome's last days. If you have questions or topic suggestions for Professor Kozlowski, e-mail him at profbkozlowski2@gmail.com To see what else Professor Kozlowski is up to, visit his webpage: https://professorkozlowski.wordpress.com/
01:12:51
July 28, 2022
The Trojan Women
The Trojan Women
Enough of this history nonsense.  Professor Kozlowski returns to form with a deep-dive examination of Euripides' The Trojan Women, looking especially at the way Euripides uses (and abuses) Homeric form, theme, and content to make a compelling political argument preventing the greatest political and military catastrophe in the history of Athens.  Spoiler alert: it doesn't work. CW: Discussion of rape and trauma in the fallout of Troy's destruction, plus generally depressing material throughout If you have questions or topic suggestions for Professor Kozlowski, e-mail him at profbkozlowski2@gmail.com To see what else Professor Kozlowski is up to, visit his webpage: https://professorkozlowski.wordpress.com/
01:29:06
July 28, 2022
Classical Greece
Classical Greece
Professor Kozlowski finally reaches the Classical Age of Greece, lightly sketching the role of Homer's epics in the development of Greek culture, including the self-identity of city-states like Athens and Sparta, the literary indebtedness of the Tragedy to the Epic, the reactions of Greek philosophers to Homeric teaching, and the development of myth into history. If you have questions or topic suggestions for Professor Kozlowski, e-mail him at profbkozlowski2@gmail.com To see what else Professor Kozlowski is up to, visit his webpage: https://professorkozlowski.wordpress.com/
01:36:38
July 27, 2022
The Achaeans from the Cycladics to Homer
The Achaeans from the Cycladics to Homer
Professor Kozlowski contextualizes the writings of Homer according to the archaeological and historical evidence of the Greek culture from its earliest origins in the Cycladic, Minoan, and Mycenaean cultures, through the Bronze Age Collapse and subsequent Dark Age, to the very beginning of the Classical era.  Along the way we'll examine what Homer got right about the Bronze Age, what he imported from the Iron Age, and what that might mean about his sources, the tradition of Greek Epic, and his own artistic priorities. If you have questions or topic suggestions for Professor Kozlowski, e-mail him at profbkozlowski2@gmail.com To see what else Professor Kozlowski is up to, visit his webpage: https://professorkozlowski.wordpress.com/
01:36:38
July 23, 2022
Troy: From Wilusa to Hisarlik
Troy: From Wilusa to Hisarlik
Professor Kozlowski lightly examines the archaeological excavations in Hisarlik, considered by the academic community to be the most likely site of Ancient Troy, in order to discuss how much of Homer's Iliad is based in reality, and how much of it is purely myth. CORRECTION: The Mask of Agamemnon was found at Schliemann's excavation of MYCENAE - NOT HISARLIK If you have questions or topic suggestions for Professor Kozlowski, e-mail him at profbkozlowski2@gmail.com To see what else Professor Kozlowski is up to, visit his webpage: https://professorkozlowski.wordpress.com/
01:30:14
July 21, 2022
Odyssey 12-13, 19
Odyssey 12-13, 19
Professor Kozlowski continues his examination of the Odyssey as Odysseus' crew (and the gods) betray him into destroying his ship, as he finally reaches his homeland of Ithaca, and as he tests (and is tested by) his wife, Penelope. If you have questions or topic suggestions for Professor Kozlowski, e-mail him at profbkozlowski2@gmail.com To see what else Professor Kozlowski is up to, visit his webpage: https://professorkozlowski.wordpress.com/
01:30:07
July 16, 2022
Odyssey 9-11
Odyssey 9-11
Professor Kozlowski follows the narrated adventures of Odysseus through the first three books of his four-book narration.  Highlights include cannibal cyclopes, bad crew behavior, drugs, good and bad hosts, good and bad guests, more drugs, dead people, spousal murder, and yet more drugs. If you have questions or topic suggestions for Professor Kozlowski, e-mail him at profbkozlowski2@gmail.com To see what else Professor Kozlowski is up to, visit his webpage: https://professorkozlowski.wordpress.com/
01:22:53
July 14, 2022
Odyssey 1-5
Odyssey 1-5
Professor Kozlowski embarks on a grand (if heavily abridged) journey through the Odyssey.  Now including exclusive footage of Helen of Troy restored to Sparta and acting especially...strangely. If you have questions or topic suggestions for Professor Kozlowski, e-mail him at profbkozlowski2@gmail.com To see what else Professor Kozlowski is up to, visit his webpage: https://professorkozlowski.wordpress.com/
01:29:24
July 14, 2022
Iliad 23-24
Iliad 23-24
Professor Kozlowski concludes his discussion of the Iliad with some aimless ruminating, a recap of the Patroclus Memorial Olympics, some more shade on Achilles, and the restoration of Hector's body to his family.  Next week - Odyssey! If you have questions or topic suggestions for Professor Kozlowski, e-mail him at profbkozlowski2@gmail.com To see what else Professor Kozlowski is up to, visit his webpage: https://professorkozlowski.wordpress.com/
01:12:09
July 14, 2022
Iliad 20-22
Iliad 20-22
Professor Kozlowski follows the genocidal Achilles as he cuts his way through the entire Trojan army, at least one god, and his own personal shortcomings...or not. If you have questions or topic suggestions for Professor Kozlowski, e-mail him at profbkozlowski2@gmail.com To see what else Professor Kozlowski is up to, visit his webpage: https://professorkozlowski.wordpress.com/
01:24:60
July 14, 2022
Iliad 17-19
Iliad 17-19
Professor Kozlowski explores one of the most thematically-rich portions of the Iliad, examining the hubris of Hector, the transformation of Achilles' rage, and the famous (and ambiguous) Shield of Achilles. If you have questions or topic suggestions for Professor Kozlowski, e-mail him at profbkozlowski2@gmail.com To see what else Professor Kozlowski is up to, visit his webpage: https://professorkozlowski.wordpress.com/
01:23:58
July 12, 2022
Iliad 15-16
Iliad 15-16
Professor Kozlowski finally gets back to Achilles and Patroclus as Patroclus marches off to war in Achilles' armor.  What could possibly go wrong? If you have questions or topic suggestions for Professor Kozlowski, e-mail him at profbkozlowski2@gmail.com To see what else Professor Kozlowski is up to, visit his webpage: https://professorkozlowski.wordpress.com/
01:26:58
July 07, 2022
Iliad 10-14
Iliad 10-14
Professor Kozlowski continues his slog through the battle scenes of the Iliad - with a rapid-fire breakdown of twice the usual number of chapters (so he can discuss the research paper with his students in class proper).  Highlights include Diomedes and Odysseus committing tag-team murder, every Greek hero getting wounded, Sarpedon waxing poetic about Greek social structures, and Hera seducing Zeus for her own ends. If you have questions or topic suggestions for Professor Kozlowski, e-mail him at profbkozlowski2@gmail.com To see what else Professor Kozlowski is up to, visit his webpage: https://professorkozlowski.wordpress.com/
01:21:33
July 07, 2022
Iliad 7-9
Iliad 7-9
Professor Kozlowski slogs through the most boring part of the Iliad, and argues that the boring-ness is intentional and deliberate.  Still no less boring though.  OR IS IT? If you have questions or topic suggestions for Professor Kozlowski, e-mail him at profbkozlowski2@gmail.com To see what else Professor Kozlowski is up to, visit his webpage: https://professorkozlowski.wordpress.com/
01:28:51
July 06, 2022
Iliad 5-6
Iliad 5-6
Professor Kozlowski follows the heroic exploits of Diomedes as he cuts his way through the Trojan lines (and a few gods to boot) before visiting Troy with Hector in one of the most famous (and heartbreaking) passages in the whole poem. If you have questions or topic suggestions for Professor Kozlowski, e-mail him at profbkozlowski2@gmail.com To see what else Professor Kozlowski is up to, visit his webpage: https://professorkozlowski.wordpress.com/
01:30:18
July 03, 2022
Iliad 3-4
Iliad 3-4
Professor Kozlowski continues his deep read of the Iliad by walking through the preparations and duel of Books 3-4, stressing the chaotic nature of conflict and war in the Iliad, and the how this contributes to the Greek view of fate, justice, and the gods. If you have questions or topic suggestions for Professor Kozlowski, e-mail him at profbkozlowski2@gmail.com To see what else Professor Kozlowski is up to, visit his webpage: https://professorkozlowski.wordpress.com/
01:17:33
July 03, 2022
Iliad 1-2
Iliad 1-2
Professor Kozlowski begins his deep read of the Iliad by examining the themes and characters of Books 1 and 2.  Highlights include toxic masculinity between Achilles and Agamemnon, marital squabbling between Zeus and Hera, and a really long list of ships that everybody hates to read, but may have been a highlight of the poem in Homer's day. If you have questions or topic suggestions for Professor Kozlowski, e-mail him at profbkozlowski2@gmail.com To see what else Professor Kozlowski is up to, visit his webpage: https://professorkozlowski.wordpress.com/
01:26:49
July 02, 2022
Iliad - Translation, Style, Structure
Iliad - Translation, Style, Structure
Professor Kozlowski takes a deep dive into the style and structure of the Iliad - he examines multiple translations to discuss the priorities and pitfalls of each, summarizes some of the eccentricities of the Greek language, and discusses key features of Homeric epics, including dactylic hexameter, enjambment, epic simile, and other fancy poetry stuff.  He also butchers reading Greek a few times, so there's that. If you have questions or topic suggestions for Professor Kozlowski, e-mail him at profbkozlowski2@gmail.com To see what else Professor Kozlowski is up to, visit his webpage: https://professorkozlowski.wordpress.com/
01:27:47
June 23, 2022
The Myth of the Trojan War
The Myth of the Trojan War
Professor Kozlowski tries to contextualize the Iliad of Homer by reading through the Trojan War narrative in the Library of Apollodorus.  Along the way, he presents the timeline of fifteen-hundred years between the (supposed) events of the Trojan War and the digested version found in Apollodorus, and he discusses the major gods, goddesses, characters and events in the mythic tradition surrounding the Trojan War. If you have questions or topic suggestions for Professor Kozlowski, e-mail him at profbkozlowski2@gmail.com To see what else Professor Kozlowski is up to, visit his webpage: https://professorkozlowski.wordpress.com/
01:26:22
June 21, 2022
Troy and the Trojan War - Syllabus FA 22
Troy and the Trojan War - Syllabus FA 22
Professor Kozlowski kicks off a new semester (well in advance) and a new class: Troy and the Trojan War.  In this class, he'll look at the Iliad, Homer, and the legacy of the Trojan War - in its own time, and through history.  But first, he discusses the class expectations and parameters in painstaking detail. If you have questions or topic suggestions for Professor Kozlowski, e-mail him at profbkozlowski2@gmail.com To see what else Professor Kozlowski is up to, visit his webpage: https://professorkozlowski.wordpress.com/
01:45:11
June 20, 2022
The Abortion Non-Debate
The Abortion Non-Debate
Professor Kozlowski will NOT be recording his ethics class this summer, alas - but offers this one-off episode about the current state of discourse about abortion.  In it he'll discuss some important writings on the issue, assumptions made by both pro-life and pro-choice advocates, and the political expediency of polarizing voters (along with its potentially-disastrous long-term consequences for both voters and politicians). Coming soon: "Troy and the Trojan War" - get your copies of Lombardo's Iliad while you can! If you want to rage-spam Professor Kozlowski for his despicable views, e-mail him at profbkozlowski2@gmail.com To see what else Professor Kozlowski is up to, visit his webpage: https://professorkozlowski.wordpress.com/
01:38:13
June 07, 2022
Gilgamesh - Analysis
Gilgamesh - Analysis
Professor Kozlowski examines and analyzes each of the major characters and themes of the Epic of Gilgamesh, specifically as it is presented and recorded in the Akkadian "standard version" attributed to Sin-Leqi-Unninni. If you have questions or topic suggestions for Professor Kozlowski, e-mail him at profbkozlowski2@gmail.com To see what else Professor Kozlowski is up to, visit his webpage: https://professorkozlowski.wordpress.com/
01:25:37
May 30, 2022
Gilgamesh - Context and Provenance
Gilgamesh - Context and Provenance
Professor Kozlowski discusses the history of the Gilgamesh story, from fragmentary Sumerian myths to fragmentary Akkadian epic. If you have questions or topic suggestions for Professor Kozlowski, e-mail him at profbkozlowski2@gmail.com To see what else Professor Kozlowski is up to, visit his webpage: https://professorkozlowski.wordpress.com/
01:23:47
May 28, 2022
Outlander and the Dearth of Good Chick Lit
Outlander and the Dearth of Good Chick Lit
Professor Kozlowski deviates from his usual curriculum to entertain his wife's lecture request: Today we are discussing Diana Gabaldon's Outlander - its role in the history of the novel, and the women-targeted romance-novel especially, as well as its anomalous value as a work of rich, good women's romance literature in a world dominated by unhealthy attitudes toward romance and female sexuality.  If that sounds boring to you, then you are exactly who I hope to reach. If you have questions or topic suggestions for Professor Kozlowski, e-mail him at profbkozlowski2@gmail.com To see what else Professor Kozlowski is up to, visit his webpage: https://professorkozlowski.wordpress.com/
02:07:53
May 23, 2022
The Brothers Karamazov - Epilogue
The Brothers Karamazov - Epilogue
Professor  Kozlowski concludes his series on The Brothers Karamazov and looks forward at the future of his Internet-based endeavors. If you have questions or topic suggestions for Professor Kozlowski, e-mail him at profbkozlowski2@gmail.com To see what else Professor Kozlowski is up to, visit his webpage: https://professorkozlowski.wordpress.com/
01:14:33
April 20, 2022
TBK 12-1 - "A Judicial Error" - The Prosecution
TBK 12-1 - "A Judicial Error" - The Prosecution
Professor Kozlowski discusses the first half of the conclusion to The Brothers Karamazov, examining the climactic trial, its significance to the various characters and witnesses, and how we ought to understand Dostoevsky's criticism of the Russian legal system in the 19th Century. If you have questions or topic suggestions for Professor Kozlowski, e-mail him at profbkozlowski2@gmail.com To see what else Professor Kozlowski is up to, visit his webpage: https://professorkozlowski.wordpress.com/
01:50:51
April 12, 2022
TBK Book 11-2 - "Brother Ivan Fyodorovich" and the Devil
TBK Book 11-2 - "Brother Ivan Fyodorovich" and the Devil
Professor Kozlowski examines the many questions surrounding Ivan's interviews with Smerdykov and the Devil, and concludes that it's all just a dream.  Calm down, y'all. If you have questions or topic suggestions for Professor Kozlowski, e-mail him at profbkozlowski2@gmail.com To see what else Professor Kozlowski is up to, visit his webpage: https://professorkozlowski.wordpress.com/
01:52:08
April 05, 2022
TBK Book 11-1 - Where is "Brother Ivan Fyodorovich"?
TBK Book 11-1 - Where is "Brother Ivan Fyodorovich"?
Dostoevsky (and Professor Kozlowski) once again turns his attention to Brother Ivan Fyodorovich Karamazov - but where is he?  Three months have transpired and it seems that Alyosha keeps missing him, though his effects are felt everywhere that he goes.  What is going on with Brother Ivan? If you have questions or topic suggestions for Professor Kozlowski, e-mail him at profbkozlowski2@gmail.com To see what else Professor Kozlowski is up to, visit his webpage: https://professorkozlowski.wordpress.com/
01:21:18
March 29, 2022
TBK Book Ten - "Boys"
TBK Book Ten - "Boys"
Professor Kozlowski looks at this sudden and seemingly-inexplicable tangent in Dostoevsky's storytelling: a diversion from the main story and characters to consider an otherwise unmet character, only partially-related to the secondary plot of the novel, three months after the (unjust?) arrest of Dmitri Karamazov.  Why does Dostoevsky make these choices, and why does our plot now rest on a thirteen- (two weeks from fourteen!)-year-old kid? If you have questions or topic suggestions for Professor Kozlowski, e-mail him at profbkozlowski2@gmail.com To see what else Professor Kozlowski is up to, visit his webpage: https://professorkozlowski.wordpress.com/
01:10:48
March 22, 2022
TBK Book Nine - "The Preliminary Investigation"
TBK Book Nine - "The Preliminary Investigation"
Professor Kozlowski looks at the investigation and interrogation of Dmitri Fyodorovich Karamazov through three interpretive lenses: that of the popular detective novel or police procedural, the social/psychological novel, and the thematic lens discussed in prior lectures.  The result is another layered, nuanced set of chapters in a complex novel, but we must be sure to resist the temptation to over-simplify its role here. If you have questions or topic suggestions for Professor Kozlowski, e-mail him at profbkozlowski2@gmail.com To see what else Professor Kozlowski is up to, visit his webpage: https://professorkozlowski.wordpress.com/
01:29:38
March 16, 2022
TBK Book 8-2 - "Mitya": Delirium
TBK Book 8-2 - "Mitya": Delirium
Professor  Kozlowski discusses the latter half of Mitya's chapter, including his confrontation with (and generosity toward) the two poles, his success with Grushenka, and his remorse about killing (?) Grigory - just in time for his arrest and questioning in the next section. If you have questions or topic suggestions for Professor Kozlowski, e-mail him at profbkozlowski2@gmail.com To see what else Professor Kozlowski is up to, visit his webpage: https://professorkozlowski.wordpress.com/
01:07:12
March 08, 2022
TBK Book 8-1 - "Mitya": Decision
TBK Book 8-1 - "Mitya": Decision
Professor Kozlowski confronts Dostoevsky's Russian Nationalism in the light of Putin's war on Ukraine, as well as the whole of Dostoevsky's legacy - good and bad - in the hopes of justifying the celebration of a Russian writer despite current Russian aggression (perhaps unsuccessfully).  He also discusses Mitya's frantic efforts to extricate himself from his dire circumstances, even to the point of murder(?). If you have questions or topic suggestions for Professor Kozlowski, e-mail him at profbkozlowski2@gmail.com To see what else Professor Kozlowski is up to, visit his webpage: https://professorkozlowski.wordpress.com/
01:34:26
March 02, 2022
TBK Book Seven - "Alyosha"
TBK Book Seven - "Alyosha"
Professor Kozlowski discusses the funeral of Elder Zosima, and what Dostoevsky reveals about the nature of Christian hypocrisy, as well as tracking the development of Alyosha Karamazov through despair, rebellion, and redemption.  For next week, we break Book Eight ("Mitya") in half - Chapters 1-5 for next week; Chapters 6-8 for the week after. If you have questions or topic suggestions for Professor Kozlowski, e-mail him at profbkozlowski2@gmail.com To see what else Professor Kozlowski is up to, visit his webpage: https://professorkozlowski.wordpress.com/
59:26
February 23, 2022
TBK Book Six - "The Russian Monk"
TBK Book Six - "The Russian Monk"
"The Grand Inquisitor" may be the most-discussed passage from The Brothers Karamazov, but the Life, Talks, and Homilies of Father Zosima is almost certainly the thematic center of the whole book, unsexy though it may be.  Today Professor Kozlowski talks about that unsexiness, and the unsexiness of Christian theology altogether, along with how Zosima's (and Dostoevsky's) teachings in this book manage to be boring, straightforward, and profound - all at the same time. If you have questions or topic suggestions for Professor Kozlowski, e-mail him at profbkozlowski2@gmail.com To see what else Professor Kozlowski is up to, visit his webpage: https://professorkozlowski.wordpress.com/
01:03:60
February 16, 2022
TBK Book Five - "Pro and Contra"
TBK Book Five - "Pro and Contra"
At last, it's the moment we've all been waiting for: Professor Kozlowski discusses Rebellion and The Grand Inquisitor - Ivan's long speech to Alyosha about philosophy, freedom, suffering, and proto-existentialism.  Pack a lunch; this is going to be a long one. If you have questions or topic suggestions for Professor Kozlowski, e-mail him at profbkozlowski2@gmail.com To see what else Professor Kozlowski is up to, visit his webpage: https://professorkozlowski.wordpress.com/
02:10:27
February 08, 2022
TBK Book Four - "Strains"
TBK Book Four - "Strains"
Professor Kozlowski turns his attention to the villains and victims of Dostoevsky's characters in The Brothers Karamazov: Fyodor Karamaov at his most terrible, Katerina Ivanovna at her most manipulative, and the "castle" of Captain Snegirov as they desperately cling to some fragmentary sense of pride. If you have questions or topic suggestions for Professor Kozlowski, e-mail him at profbkozlowski2@gmail.com To see what else Professor Kozlowski is up to, visit his webpage: https://professorkozlowski.wordpress.com/
01:24:11
February 01, 2022
TBK Book Three - "The Sensualists"
TBK Book Three - "The Sensualists"
Professor Kozlowski discusses Dostoevsky's The Brothers Karamazov as it returns to Dostoevsky's comfort zone: Alyosha bustling about, bumping into other characters and listening to their problems.  Today we'll finally be introduced to the nihilistic Smerdyakov, get a better glimpse of Dmitri's personal struggles, and watch fights break out between father and son, rival lovers, and in the comments section. If you have questions or topic suggestions for Professor Kozlowski, e-mail him at profbkozlowski2@gmail.com To see what else Professor Kozlowski is up to, visit his webpage: https://professorkozlowski.wordpress.com/
01:42:15
February 01, 2022
TBK Book Two - "An Inapprorpiate Gathering"
TBK Book Two - "An Inapprorpiate Gathering"
Professor Kozlowski discusses Dostoevsky's over-ambitious first look at the Family Karamazov as they hide their insecurities with erudition (or stupidity), create several public scandals, threaten murder, and homewreck a monastery. If you have questions or topic suggestions for Professor Kozlowski, e-mail him at profbkozlowski2@gmail.com To see what else Professor Kozlowski is up to, visit his webpage: https://professorkozlowski.wordpress.com/
01:56:13
January 25, 2022
Mythology SP22 Syllabus
Mythology SP22 Syllabus
Professor Kozlowski is sick, and couldn't go to class for his typical first-day-syllabus discussion.  So it ended up here instead.  New Brothers Karamazov lecture to come soon, but first I've got to pay my bills... *shrug* If you have questions or topic suggestions for Professor Kozlowski, e-mail him at profbkozlowski2@gmail.com To see what else Professor Kozlowski is up to, visit his webpage: https://professorkozlowski.wordpress.com/
01:23:42
January 19, 2022
TBK Book One - "A Nice Little Family"
TBK Book One - "A Nice Little Family"
Professor Kozlowski discusses Dostoevsky's shamelessly expository first book of The Brothers Karamazov, including the "muddle-headed" and dissipated father Fyodor, hapless Dmitri, capable Ivan, and Alyosha - who may very well be Dostoevsky's most successful attempt at making a convincing heroic protagonist.  Next week we'll tackle Book Two: "An Inappropriate Gathering" and see how these characters interact with one another. If you have questions or topic suggestions for Professor Kozlowski, e-mail him at profbkozlowski2@gmail.com To see what else Professor Kozlowski is up to, visit his webpage: https://professorkozlowski.wordpress.com/
01:47:45
January 11, 2022
The Brothers Karamazov - Introduction
The Brothers Karamazov - Introduction
Professor Kozlowski embarks on a new semester-long project: reading through Dostoevsky's mammoth, messy magnum opus: The Brothers Karamazov.  We'll be reading the Pevear/Volokhonsky translation on a week-to-week basis, starting with "Book One: A Nice Little Family" next week.  I encourage you to follow along in your own reading, as it is convenient for you. Since this project is online-only, I've decided to set up a Patreon account for my Internet presence, which you can find at: https://www.patreon.com/ProfessorKozlowski - if you like this project, or any of my other Internet undertakings, please consider contributing, so I can spend more of my time working on these sorts of endeavors. If you have questions or topic suggestions for Professor Kozlowski, e-mail him at profbkozlowski2@gmail.com To see what else Professor Kozlowski is up to, visit his webpage: https://professorkozlowski.wordpress.com/
01:02:18
January 04, 2022
Navel-Gazing and Other Techniques of the Self
Navel-Gazing and Other Techniques of the Self
Professor Kozlowski closes out his Love and Friendship class with some discussion of Foucault, but mostly by thinking out loud about the past, present, and future of his podcast, his workload, and where his Internet Presence is likely to go, now that he doesn't have the pandemic to both spur his activity and boost his viewership.  Here's hoping for some Dostoevsky in the spring! If you have questions or topic suggestions for Professor Kozlowski, e-mail him at profbkozlowski2@gmail.com To see what else Professor Kozlowski is up to, visit his webpage: https://professorkozlowski.wordpress.com/
01:06:03
October 06, 2021
Queer Theory, Identity, Sexuality, and Shame
Queer Theory, Identity, Sexuality, and Shame
Professor Kozlowski well oversteps his expertise and discusses the ideas presented in early texts on Queer Theory, namely Michel Foucault's "Friendship as a Way of Life" and "Sex, Power, and the Politics of Identity", as well as "The Ethics of Sexual Shame" - the first chapter of Michael Warner's The Trouble With Normal. If you have questions or topic suggestions for Professor Kozlowski, e-mail him at profbkozlowski2@gmail.com To see what else Professor Kozlowski is up to, visit his webpage: https://professorkozlowski.wordpress.com/
01:49:19
October 06, 2021
Feminism and Love
Feminism and Love
Professor Kozlowski continues his discussion of Love in the 20th Century by examining the four waves of feminism and touching on several important texts written by feminist authors on the subject of Love: namely Simone De Beauvoir's The Second Sex, Shulamith Firestone's The Dialectic of Sex, Annette Baier's "Unsafe Loves", and Virgina Held's The Ethics of Care. If you have questions or topic suggestions for Professor Kozlowski, e-mail him at profbkozlowski2@gmail.com To see what else Professor Kozlowski is up to, visit his webpage: https://professorkozlowski.wordpress.com/
01:45:22
October 04, 2021
Christian Apologists
Christian Apologists
Professor Kozlowski wanders off the beaten path of philosophical canon to discuss the attitudes on Love and Friendship most important to him personally: the account of love in G. K. Chesterton's Manalive, and the account of friendship in C. S. Lewis' The Four Loves. If you have questions or topic suggestions for Professor Kozlowski, e-mail him at profbkozlowski2@gmail.com To see what else Professor Kozlowski is up to, visit his webpage: https://professorkozlowski.wordpress.com/
01:43:42
October 04, 2021
Freud!
Freud!
Professor Kozlowski discusses Freud today.  What could go wrong? CW: sex/sexuality, incest, rape, heteronormativity, childhood trauma, mental illness, coprophilia, love as a purely physical process, scientific objectivity, the gradual deterioration of Professor Kozlowski's mental well-being If you have questions or topic suggestions for Professor Kozlowski, e-mail him at profbkozlowski2@gmail.com To see what else Professor Kozlowski is up to, visit his webpage: https://professorkozlowski.wordpress.com/
01:57:04
September 29, 2021
Reacting to Romanticism: Schopenhauer, Nietzsche, and Kierkegaard
Reacting to Romanticism: Schopenhauer, Nietzsche, and Kierkegaard
Professor Kozlowski takes on some of the most divisive and dangerous thinkers in the history of the canon - along with some explanation of 19th-century obsessions like Social Darwinism, rampant Naturalism, and their often-racist conclusions.  We cautiously walk through some of Schopenhauer's and Nietzsche's philosophy, hemmed in by dangers and unwarranted assumptions (there is a lot of swearing), then cool off with the refreshing rationality of Kierkegaard's Works of Love.  Did we mention the swearing? CW: Racism, eugenics, mental illness, and irresponsible rationalization If you have questions or topic suggestions for Professor Kozlowski, e-mail him at profbkozlowski2@gmail.com To see what else Professor Kozlowski is up to, visit his webpage: https://professorkozlowski.wordpress.com/
01:43:26
September 29, 2021
Goethe's Romanticism
Goethe's Romanticism
Professor Kozlowski guides us carefully through Goethe's The Sorrows of Young Werther, Wertherism, and the tangled, radical philosophy of Romanticism as we embark on our study of nineteenth-century philosophy. If you have questions or topic suggestions for Professor Kozlowski, e-mail him at profbkozlowski2@gmail.com To see what else Professor Kozlowski is up to, visit his webpage: https://professorkozlowski.wordpress.com/
01:30:23
September 23, 2021
Rousseau vs. Feminism
Rousseau vs. Feminism
Professor Kozlowski pits Rousseau's dubious pedagogical advice against the clear-sighted feminism of Mary Wollstonecroft's A Vindication of the Rights of Woman in this last examination of love in The Enlightenment. If you have questions or topic suggestions for Professor Kozlowski, e-mail him at profbkozlowski2@gmail.com To see what else Professor Kozlowski is up to, visit his webpage: https://professorkozlowski.wordpress.com/
01:43:28
September 23, 2021
Spinoza, Kant, and the Enlightenment
Spinoza, Kant, and the Enlightenment
Continuing through history, Professor Kozlowski discusses excerpts of Spinoza's Ethics, briefly recounts the intellectual history leading up to The Enlightenment (including its greatest accomplishments and most egregious shortcomings), and concludes by examining Kant's lecture "On Friendship", in which Kant approaches the tradition of Cicero and Montaigne with his characteristic keen incisiveness. If you have questions or topic suggestions for Professor Kozlowski, e-mail him at profbkozlowski2@gmail.com To see what else Professor Kozlowski is up to, visit his webpage: https://professorkozlowski.wordpress.com/
01:41:39
September 22, 2021
Montaigne and the Renaissance
Montaigne and the Renaissance
Professor Kozlowski discusses the rapidly-changing world of Modern Europe, from the Renaissance to the Protestant Reformation to the Scientific Revolution, in order to contextualize and understand the writings of Montaigne, Francis Bacon, and John Milton. If you have questions or topic suggestions for Professor Kozlowski, e-mail him at profbkozlowski2@gmail.com To see what else Professor Kozlowski is up to, visit his webpage: https://professorkozlowski.wordpress.com/
01:44:22
September 22, 2021
Dante and Beatrice
Dante and Beatrice
Professor Kozlowski takes a break from philosophy proper to discuss the Love of the poets and artists of the late medieval and early modern era, focusing primarily on the romance of Dante and Beatrice as it is depicted in The Divine Comedy.  He specifically emphasizes how Dante is uniting the transcendent, holy love tradition in Medieval philosophy (evident in writers like Aquinas) and the courtly love tradition, to produce a new synthesis that will be the foundation of modern attitudes toward love for centuries to come.  So begins our discussion of Modern Philosophy. If you have questions or topic suggestions for Professor Kozlowski, e-mail him at profbkozlowski2@gmail.com To see what else Professor Kozlowski is up to, visit his webpage: https://professorkozlowski.wordpress.com/
01:37:23
September 18, 2021
Aquinas - Friendship is Charity
Aquinas - Friendship is Charity
Professor Kozlowski goes for a (relatively) brief walk through the woolly area of Thomist philosophy: examining how Aquinas distinguishes between concupiscent and friendly love and how friendly love is, for Aquinas, one and the same with the Christian notion of "charity" - or transcendent, Godly love. If you have questions or topic suggestions for Professor Kozlowski, e-mail him at profbkozlowski2@gmail.com To see what else Professor Kozlowski is up to, visit his webpage: https://professorkozlowski.wordpress.com/
01:14:01
September 18, 2021
Islam and Courtly Love
Islam and Courtly Love
Professor Kozlowski commits a hat-trick of irresponsible academic conjecture by (1) wading deep into a contentious discussion that (2) he is woefully under-informed about, and (3) which involves a cultural/religious heritage he does not belong to.  But seriously, how the heck can anyone miss the connection between Islamic teaching about love (ca. 11th-12th century) and the Courtly Love tradition (esp. regarding Arthurian Romance)?  Better to bring it up badly than perpetuate the cultural blindness endemic to discussion of the Islamicate World's accomplishments, I guess. If you have questions or topic suggestions for Professor Kozlowski, e-mail him at profbkozlowski2@gmail.com To see what else Professor Kozlowski is up to, visit his webpage: https://professorkozlowski.wordpress.com/
01:41:06
September 15, 2021
Augustine and the Evolution of Christianity
Augustine and the Evolution of Christianity
Professor Kozlowski largely abandons today's reading from Augustine's Confessions in order to embark on a brief history of the early Christian church, tracking its evolution from a guerrilla religion fleeing from Roman authorities, through its acceptance as the state religion of Rome, growing through schism, and the rise of the papacy, monasticism, and religious reform.  Where does Christianity end and secular power begin?  How much of developing Christianity is indebted to stoicism, Neo-Platonism, or other cultural forces?  Who the heck knows? If you have questions or topic suggestions for Professor Kozlowski, e-mail him at profbkozlowski2@gmail.com To see what else Professor Kozlowski is up to, visit his webpage: https://professorkozlowski.wordpress.com/
01:44:57
September 15, 2021
Christianity - God is Love
Christianity - God is Love
It's time to talk about Christianity, and how it radically changed Western Culture's understanding of Love. If you have questions or topic suggestions for Professor Kozlowski, e-mail him at profbkozlowski2@gmail.com To see what else Professor Kozlowski is up to, visit his webpage: https://professorkozlowski.wordpress.com/
01:51:28
September 08, 2021
Cicero - De Amicitia
Cicero - De Amicitia
Professor Kozlowski muses on the subject of how philosophy texts become "important" to the canon, the rise and fall of the Roman Empire - as a subject of philosophical study, and also (when forced) what Cicero actually has to say about friendship. If you have questions or topic suggestions for Professor Kozlowski, e-mail him at profbkozlowski2@gmail.com To see what else Professor Kozlowski is up to, visit his webpage: https://professorkozlowski.wordpress.com/
01:41:30
September 08, 2021
Rome, Stoicism, and (Avoiding) Love
Rome, Stoicism, and (Avoiding) Love
Professor Kozlowski crosses the Rubicon to discuss the rise of the Roman Empire, its widespread (and politically-motivated?) embrace of stoicism, and how that informs Roman attitudes on hero-worship and suspicion against Love.  Today we're reading Theano's "Letter on Marriage and Fidelity", selections from Ovid's The Art of Love, Lucretius' argument against love from On the Nature of Things, and the first third of Cicero's De Amicitia. If you have questions or topic suggestions for Professor Kozlowski, e-mail him at profbkozlowski2@gmail.com To see what else Professor Kozlowski is up to, visit his webpage: https://professorkozlowski.wordpress.com/
01:43:03
September 07, 2021
Love in Eastern Philosophy
Love in Eastern Philosophy
Professor Kozlowski ventures into Eastern Philosophy to discuss alternative attitudes toward love and friendship, as well as draw comparisons and contrasts to Western traditions like stoicism.  It's hardly a comprehensive study, but hopefully it will help to offer a sense of Eastern traditions and the questions asked by those traditions.  Today we discuss Chapters 15-16 of the Dhammapada; Chapters 2, 3, and 5 of the Kama Sutra; Chapter 1 of the Analects of Confucious, and Chapter 15 of Mozi. If you have questions or topic suggestions for Professor Kozlowski, e-mail him at profbkozlowski2@gmail.com To see what else Professor Kozlowski is up to, visit his webpage: https://professorkozlowski.wordpress.com/
01:53:53
September 07, 2021
Aristotle on Friendship II - Nicomachean Ethics IX: The Friendening
Aristotle on Friendship II - Nicomachean Ethics IX: The Friendening
Professor Kozlowski wanders through the series of questions asked and answered by Aristotle in Nicomachean Ethics IX.  Along the way, he'll discuss the self-destructiveness of viciousness, the relationship of self to friend, and the ways that friendship is shaped by attitude and perspective. If you have questions or topic suggestions for Professor Kozlowski, e-mail him at profbkozlowski2@gmail.com To see what else Professor Kozlowski is up to, visit his webpage: https://professorkozlowski.wordpress.com/
01:38:26
September 01, 2021
Aristotle on Friendship - Nicomachean Ethics VIII
Aristotle on Friendship - Nicomachean Ethics VIII
Professor Kozlowski turns his attention from eros to philia in his discussion of Book VIII of the Nicomachean Ethics by Aristotle.  In this lecture he discusses Aristotle's overall project in Ethics, including a synopsis of Books I and II, before discussing the three species of friendship, and how friendship relates to government. If you have questions or topic suggestions for Professor Kozlowski, e-mail him at profbkozlowski2@gmail.com To see what else Professor Kozlowski is up to, visit his webpage: https://professorkozlowski.wordpress.com/
01:39:05
September 01, 2021
Plato's Symposium 2 - Agathon, Socrates, and Alcibiades: Millenia-old Love Triangle
Plato's Symposium 2 - Agathon, Socrates, and Alcibiades: Millenia-old Love Triangle
Professor Kozlowski completes his encomium of Plato's Symposium by discussing the lives of Socrates and Alcibiades: how their love affair may have endangered the whole of Athenian civilization, and how Plato concludes his dialogue with the blind praise of a poet, the wisdom of a mysterious woman teacher, and the obsession of a deranged young man. If you have questions or topic suggestions for Professor Kozlowski, e-mail him at profbkozlowski2@gmail.com To see what else Professor Kozlowski is up to, visit his webpage: https://professorkozlowski.wordpress.com/
01:45:24
August 30, 2021
Plato's Symposium 1 - Phaedrus through Aristophanes
Plato's Symposium 1 - Phaedrus through Aristophanes
Professor Kozlowski begins his encomium of the Symposium by discussing Greek cultural assumptions and how they relate and manifest in the first four speeches: Phaedrus' virtuous love, Pausanias' passionate (if disreputable) love, Erixymachus' love as a universal force, and Aristophanes' (comic?) love-myth.  Perhaps, by synthesizing all these perspectives, we might come to see some true vision of love as Plato sees it.  Or not... If you have questions or topic suggestions for Professor Kozlowski, e-mail him at profbkozlowski2@gmail.com To see what else Professor Kozlowski is up to, visit his webpage: https://professorkozlowski.wordpress.com/
01:45:50
August 30, 2021
Love in the Old Testament
Love in the Old Testament
Time to discuss one of the earliest perspectives on love in the history of Western Civilization: the love between God and His people in the Old Testament.  Follow along with Professor Kozlowski as he discusses the creation of the universe, the law given to Moses, and many of the most controversial issues in the Bible along the way. If you have questions or topic suggestions for Professor Kozlowski, e-mail him at profbkozlowski2@gmail.com To see what else Professor Kozlowski is up to, visit his webpage: https://professorkozlowski.wordpress.com/
01:43:45
August 28, 2021
Foucault - The Repressive Hypothesis
Foucault - The Repressive Hypothesis
Taking on another overly-ambitious project, Professor Kozlowski attempts to discuss Foucault's early steps in his History of Sexuality, discussing his challenge to the traditional understanding of how sexuality has changed in modern history and locating the project among other efforts to study the history of philosophy. If you have questions or topic suggestions for Professor Kozlowski, e-mail him at profbkozlowski2@gmail.com To see what else Professor Kozlowski is up to, visit his webpage: https://professorkozlowski.wordpress.com/
01:47:37
August 28, 2021
What is Love? (Baby Don't Define Me)
What is Love? (Baby Don't Define Me)
Professor Kozlowski dives into the deep end of the ocean and gets thoroughly drowned in his early attempts to define love.  Hopefully not without first learning a few things - in true Socratic fashion - along the way. If you have questions or topic suggestions for Professor Kozlowski, e-mail him at profbkozlowski2@gmail.com To see what else Professor Kozlowski is up to, visit his webpage: https://professorkozlowski.wordpress.com/
01:41:24
August 27, 2021
Mythology FA21 Syllabus
Mythology FA21 Syllabus
Professor Kozlowski discusses the aspirations and expectations of the Mythology class at MSU by walking through the course syllabus.  Every new semester means a few new changes in the curriculum, so we need to keep updating the syllabus to match.  Sorry in advance to all you Internet listeners - maybe skip this one :/
01:23:39
August 27, 2021
Love and Friendship Syllabus, Fall 2021
Love and Friendship Syllabus, Fall 2021
Professor Kozlowski introduces Internet listeners and official students alike to his newest course at Ramapo College: The Philosophy of Love and Friendship.  In this class we'll be discussing some of the fuzziest and most personal subject matter philosophy dares to discuss, much of which will be new territory for the Professor and any students mad (or daring) enough to follow him.  Let's show some ropes and plot our course. If you have questions or topic suggestions for Professor Kozlowski, e-mail him at profbkozlowski2@gmail.com To see what else Professor Kozlowski is up to, visit his webpage: https://professorkozlowski.wordpress.com/
01:44:11
August 26, 2021
God of Wrath - God of Mercy
God of Wrath - God of Mercy
Professor Kozlowski interrupts his discussion of Phenomenology with a one-off lecture on a topic he is frequently asked to answer: How does a Christian reconcile faith in a merciful, loving God with the stories of wrath and violence common to the Old Testament?  To answer this, Professor Kozlowski examines several different perspectives, including Dispensational theology (common among Baptists and Evangelicals), Medieval theology of Divine Simplicity, and existentialist Russian speculation about the justice of God's wrath. If you have questions or topic suggestions for Professor Kozlowski, e-mail him at profbkozlowski2@gmail.com To see what else Professor Kozlowski is up to, visit his webpage: https://professorkozlowski.wordpress.com/
01:38:44
June 21, 2021
Bulgakov Conclusion
Bulgakov Conclusion
Professor Kozlowski gets a bit more introspective than usual, pairing his observations of the final chapters of Mikhail Bulgakov's The Master and Margarita with some discussion of his own work during the lost year of 2020-2021, and what "Professor Kozlowski Lectures" means and is for, now that the original intention for the format has been largely fulfilled. For questions or topic suggestions, contact Professor Kozlowski at profbkozlowski2@gmail.com For more of Professor Kozlowski's online presence, visit https://professorkozlowski.wordpress.com
01:29:08
March 23, 2021
Bulgakov Chapters 24-26
Bulgakov Chapters 24-26
Professor Kozlowski ties up a bunch of loose ends, Professor Woland cleans house, and Pilate engineers the creation of Christianity(?) - all in this penultimate lecture on Mikhail Bulgakov's The Master and Margarita.
01:26:45
March 19, 2021
Bulgakov Chapters 19-23
Bulgakov Chapters 19-23
Professor Kozlowski begins his discussion of Part 2 of Mikhail Bulgakov's The Master and Margarita by examining Margareta's wild and exciting change from mild-mannered housewife to diabolical witch-queen.
01:24:11
March 19, 2021
Bulgakov Chapters 14-18
Bulgakov Chapters 14-18
Professor Kozlowski plays some plot-thread-round-up by briefly discussing the many characters (and chaotic situations) who arise in the last chapters of the first part of Mikhail Bulgakov's The Master and Margarita.  Next time - something completely different!
01:08:20
March 16, 2021
Bulgakov Chapters 10-13
Bulgakov Chapters 10-13
Professor Kozlowski watches (and is watched by) Professor Woland's "Black Magic and Its Exposure" show at the Variety theatre (in Bulgakov's The Master and Margarita).
01:30:29
March 16, 2021
Bulgakov Chapters 5-9
Bulgakov Chapters 5-9
Professor Kozlowski continues his discussion of Bulgakov's The Master and Margarita by reviewing the devil's retinue, going over the Russian characters we've encountered so far, and discussing the themes of envy and justice as Bulgakov discusses them in the text.
01:17:55
March 12, 2021
Bulgakov Chapters 1-4
Bulgakov Chapters 1-4
Professor Kozlowski embarks on his discussion of Mikhail Bulgakov's The Master and Margarita, beginning with the devil's mysterious appearance in Russia, Soviet antipathy to religion, and why Bulgakov insists on including a revisionist history of Jesus' interaction with Pontius Pilate.
01:40:24
March 12, 2021
The Devil and Daniel Webster
The Devil and Daniel Webster
Professor Kozlowski discusses Stephen Vincent Benet's "The Devil and Daniel Webster" - a love letter to Irving's "The Devil and Tom Walker" which totally misses the moral point underlying Irving's story, and may inadvertently expose some of the ideological problems lying at the heart of the 20th Century's greatest atrocities.
01:08:03
March 09, 2021
Shaw - Man and Superman
Shaw - Man and Superman
Nope.  Just nope.
01:29:41
March 05, 2021
Dostoevsky - The Brothers Karamazov
Dostoevsky - The Brothers Karamazov
Professor Kozlowski discusses two key chapters of Fyodor Dostoevsky's massive, ugly masterpiece, The Brothers Karamazov.  We touch especially on Ivan's arc through the story, and how Dostoevsky uses his character to explore the psyche of the new Russian intellectual, condemn his ideology, and still prescribe compassion for his loneliness.
01:30:55
March 05, 2021
Byron's Don Juan
Byron's Don Juan
Professor Kozlowski takes a stab at interpreting Byron's satirical labyrinth: Don Juan.  Including: Hypocrisy! The obvious(?) conflict between classical education and conventional morality! Hypocrisy! The absurdity of racial/bloodline purity! Marital distress! Hypocrisy! Criticism of the Enlightenment! Romantic idealization of Don Juan! More Hypocrisy!
01:23:38
February 23, 2021
The Devil and Tom Walker
The Devil and Tom Walker
Professor Kozlowski discusses Washington Irving's delightful and cutting short story of social satire and satanic shenanigans: "The Devil and Tom Walker".  This includes some discussion of where the story succeeds - and fails - in its commentary on 19th century racism, Irving's whip-smart prose, and a substantial tangent on usury.
01:21:50
February 23, 2021
Faust Scenes 20-28
Faust Scenes 20-28
Professor Kozlowski concludes his discussion of Goethe's Faust, Part One by discussing the fall of Gretchen/Margareta, and touching briefly on the conclusion of Faust, Part Two for the sake of closure.  He managed to do all this without breaking into tears - this time.
01:24:34
February 19, 2021
Faust Scenes 10-19
Faust Scenes 10-19
Professor Kozlowski finally reaches plot development in Goethe's Faust, Part One.  He discusses Margareta as a character, Faust's (and the audience's) relationship to her, and the looming sense of destruction hanging over everyone.  What could go wrong?
01:32:08
February 19, 2021
Faust Scenes 6-9
Faust Scenes 6-9
Professor Kozlowski discusses scenes 6-9 of Goethe's Faust, Part One, focusing primarily on Mephistopheles and the bargain/wager struck with Faust.
01:04:52
February 18, 2021
Faust Scenes 1-5
Faust Scenes 1-5
Professor Kozlowski discusses the first five scenes of Goethe's Faust, Part One, including the strange and tangled construction of the play, Goethe's biography, similarities to Marlowe's Doctor Faustus, and the Job-esque bargain between God and Mephistopheles over Faust's soul. This episode is preceded by a video briefly discussing the tenets of Romantic philosophy, found here: https://youtu.be/2-F7ZzKHs9s
58:09
February 16, 2021
Moliere's Don Juan
Moliere's Don Juan
Professor Kozlowski over-analyzes the frankly silly Don Juan of Moliere.  He discusses the Don Juan tradition up to this point, as well as dissecting many of the scenes throughout the play.  Along the way he highlights Moliere's criticism of philosophy, religion, medicine, science, love, honor, responsibility, and basic human decency.  It's nihilism before its time, folks, and it will rarely ever be this much fun.
01:28:26
February 12, 2021
Milton's Paradise Lost
Milton's Paradise Lost
Professor Kozlowski dissects the first Book of Milton's Paradise Lost, and constructs an argument that Milton is making a case for the royalist faction in the 17th-century British Civil War.  Is Satan meant to be sympathetic?  Or is Milton trying to condemn the Parliamentarian rebels by comparing them to Satan?
01:27:39
February 10, 2021
Marlowe's Doctor Faustus
Marlowe's Doctor Faustus
Professor Kozlowski discusses Christopher Marlowe's Doctor Faustus, the famous Elizabethan treatment of the Faust legend by the contemporary of Shakespeare. For anyone following along online, this reading is all of Doctor Faustus, as you can find on (https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/779) . The next session, a discussion of the 17th and 18th centuries,  will be presented as a video (link forthcoming).
01:23:32
February 03, 2021
Dante's Inferno
Dante's Inferno
Professor Kozlowski presents a crash course in the medieval worldview, in which he discusses the basic tenets of the Christian gospel, and discusses Dante's Inferno in terms of its alignment with medieval thinking as well as its anticipation of Renaissance values. For anyone following along online, this reading is Cantos I-IV and XXXIV of  Dante's Inferno, which you can access for free at:  https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/41537 The next session, a discussion of the Renaissance and Reformation, will be presented as a video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MfMV9cQUzhk).
01:21:06
February 02, 2021
Spring 2021 General Humanities Syllabus Lecture
Spring 2021 General Humanities Syllabus Lecture
Professor Kozlowski introduces this semester's accelerated section of General Humanities 2 by going over the syllabus and explaining the expectations for the class. For anyone following along online, the first reading for the class (which corresponds to the next lecture) is Cantos I-IV and XXXIV of Dante's Inferno, which you can access for free at: https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/41537 If you have questions or topic suggestions for Professor Kozlowski, e-mail him at profbkozlowski2@gmail.com
01:16:53
February 02, 2021
19th Century German Emigration
19th Century German Emigration
Professor Kozlowski tackles listener Kit's question: What ideas did German immigrants bring to America in the 19th Century.  Predictably, the answer is neither straightforward nor simple - but Professor Kozlowski tackles the question anyhow. If you have questions or topic suggestions for Professor Kozlowski, e-mail him at profbkozlowski2@gmail.com
01:28:43
February 02, 2021
Sartre and Phenomenological Reduction
Sartre and Phenomenological Reduction
At long last, Professor Kozlowski answers the question posed by Pavel Pavlovic of Belgrade: Is the Phenomenological Reduction of Jean-Paul Sartre transgressive?  On the way, we'll talk about Bad Faith, reflective and unreflective consciousness, and positive nothingness.  Get your waders on, because we're knee-deep in Phenomenology this time around! If you have questions or topic suggestions for Professor Kozlowski, e-mail him at profbkozlowski2@gmail.com
01:02:11
January 20, 2021
Intro to Logic 2021
Intro to Logic 2021
Professor Kozlowski updates his Intro to Logic episode with some video game recommendations, an explicit discussion of the four historical periods and five classical branches of philosophy, and some (moderately) updated ranting about informal fallacies in contemporary politics.
01:33:21
January 20, 2021
Spring 21 SCCC Syllabus Lecture
Spring 21 SCCC Syllabus Lecture
Another new semester means another syllabus lecture from Professor Kozlowski.  This lecture features post-nervous-breakdown content like additional precautions against plagiarism and a desperate attempt to prevent overly-politicized discussions.  We'll have to see if it's effective!
01:34:53
January 19, 2021
Introduction to Phenomenology
Introduction to Phenomenology
Professor Kozlowski provides a very rough-strokes overview of the history of 19th Century Phenomenology - specifically Hegel, Marx, Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, and Husserl - as preparation to discuss his listeners' questions in the weeks to come. If you have questions or topic suggestions for Professor Kozlowski, e-mail him at profbkozlowski2@gmail.com
01:18:43
January 06, 2021
Philosophy of America - Post-Modernism
Philosophy of America - Post-Modernism
Professor Kozlowski throws caution to the wind, transgresses the boundaries of good taste, and proceeds to argue that the problems typical to 21st Century American culture have more to do with Post-Modernism than Modernism.  Feel free to call him a hack in the comments.  You're not wrong, but it's not like it will stop him or anything. He promises, no more Philosophy of America stuff in the weeks to come.  On to Sartre! Professor  Kozlowski continues to take requests for future lectures -  e-mail him  at profbkozlowski2@gmail.com with suggestions for future  topics or  questions you'd like to hear him confront.
01:24:53
December 02, 2020
The Philosophy of America - Conclusion
The Philosophy of America - Conclusion
Professor Kozlowski bloviates his way to understanding the change between the American philosophy of the nation's founders and American philosophy today - the good, the bad, and the ugly.  Along the way we'll discuss pluralism, property, meritocracy and capitalism, the development of the modern Republican party, the disintegration of the small town in America, and a little bit of Aristotelian political philosophy. Professor  Kozlowski continues to take requests for future lectures - e-mail him  at profbkozlowski2@gmail.com with suggestions for future topics or  questions you'd like to hear him confront.
01:41:47
November 17, 2020
Philosophy of America - Foundation
Philosophy of America - Foundation
In this first listener-requested lecture, Professor Kozlowski discusses the philosophical and religious underpinnings of American identity, including the Stuart Dynasty in Great Britain, the Enlightenment perspective on Ancient Greek and Roman politics, and Enlightenment philosophy in general. Professor Kozlowski continues to take requests for future lectures - e-mail him at profbkozlowski2@gmail.com with suggestions for future topics or questions you'd like to hear him confront.
01:33:26
November 04, 2020
Bonus Internet Listener Lecture
Bonus Internet Listener Lecture
Professor Kozlowski snubs his students and addresses this supplemental lecture to his Internet listeners: we're going on a two-week hiatus, but if you want to hear more podcasts about philosophy, mythology, literature, or whatever, e-mail Professor Kozlowski at: profbkozlowski2@gmail.com - he is taking suggestions, and since there are only about a dozen or so regular listeners, you'll probably get your suggestion on the air (so to speak). In the meantime, here are the links to some of Professor Kozlowski's other Internet projects: Watch - a blog about philosophy, literature, and whatever. Professor Kozlowski's fiction blog, Resemblance to Reality is Purely Coincidental Video Game Academy - A collaborative effort to examine video games with academic rigor Christian History Summer Study - Part 1: from the New Testament to the Renaissance
15:09
October 14, 2020
Sartre - The Humanism of Existentialism
Sartre - The Humanism of Existentialism
Professor Kozlowski closes out the semester by discussing Jean-Paul Sartre's essay "The Humanism of Existentialism," discussing the landscape of 20th Century Philosophy (analytic and continental), and issuing a public service announcement to Just Say No to Nihilism and Relativism.
01:20:06
October 14, 2020
Hume's Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion - Parts X-XII
Hume's Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion - Parts X-XII
Professor Kozlowski discusses the conclusion of Hume's Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion and the ambiguous conclusions presented by Hume and his characters on the nature of God.
01:23:50
October 08, 2020
Hume - Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion Parts V-IX
Hume - Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion Parts V-IX
Professor Kozlowski discusses one of his personal favorite passages in all of philosophy, and explains how Hume's skepticism leads Philo to some unexpected possibilities.
35:54
October 07, 2020
Hume - Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion Parts I-IV
Hume - Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion Parts I-IV
Professor Kozlowski opens his discussion of Hume's Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion with a brief discussion of the difference between Rationalism and Empiricism, an analysis of Humian skepticism (as embodied by Philo), and the central argument about God's nature as presented by Cleanthes.
01:14:14
October 07, 2020
Descartes - Meditations 1-3
Descartes - Meditations 1-3
Professor Kozlowski introduces modern philosophy by discussing the first half of Descartes' Meditations.
01:23:35
October 04, 2020
Aquinas - On Language
Aquinas - On Language
Professor Kozlowski rambles about Aquinas' thought on science, language, and how much we can actually say about God.
01:18:24
September 30, 2020
Iliad 8-15
Iliad 8-15
Professor Kozlowski discusses Iliad 8-9 and 14-15, focusing especially on the relationship between Zeus and the other gods, and Achilles' stubborn rejection of Agamemnon's peace offering.
52:12
September 30, 2020
Aquinas - On God
Aquinas - On God
In this lecture, Professor Kozlowski transitions from Ancient to Medieval philosophy, discussing the thousand years of history that transpires to contextualize this period, as well as the key arguments of Anselm and Thomas Aquinas about the existence and nature of God, the connection between reason and revelation, and the medieval notion of God's simplicity.  For his next lecture he will explain quantum mechanics, the history of alchemy, and Hegelian metaphysics, all while gargling salt water and spinning plates on his nose.
01:26:34
September 24, 2020
Hero Myths - Herakles
Hero Myths - Herakles
Professor Kozlowski contrasts the myth of Herakles against the myth of Gilgamesh, looking at the theme of mortality as it is approached in each tradition.
01:15:25
September 23, 2020
Heroic Myths - Jason and the Argonauts
Heroic Myths - Jason and the Argonauts
Professor Kozlowski explores the myth of Jason and the Argonauts, its troubling misogyny, and the way that other readers of the myth have re-interpreted its problems.
01:15:27
September 23, 2020
Identity Myths - Judaism and Christianity
Identity Myths - Judaism and Christianity
Professor Kozlowski attempts a *very* brief overview of the beliefs and identity distinctive to the Abrahamic religions.
01:25:48
September 22, 2020
Identity Myths - Rome
Identity Myths - Rome
Professor Kozlowski discusses the Roman Empire in broad strokes: its origins, its influence, its legacy, and its self-identity.
01:21:29
September 22, 2020
Exodus and Christianity
Exodus and Christianity
Professor Kozlowski discusses the Bible, Judaism, and Christianity with an eye toward discussing the Western view of God as preparation for reading Aquinas, Descartes, and Christian-influenced philosophy in future lectures.
01:26:48
September 17, 2020
Identity Myths - Greek Nation
Identity Myths - Greek Nation
Professor Kozlowski discusses the evolution of the Greek National Identity, beginning with Herodotus and the Greco-Persian War, through Hellenism, and how it is informed by the myths surrounding the Trojan War (as retold by Apollodorus).
01:18:19
September 16, 2020
Identity Myths - Greek Cities
Identity Myths - Greek Cities
Professor Kozlowski discusses Greek History from prehistory through the Classical period, along with an overview of Greek culture, especially in Classical Athens.
01:23:20
September 16, 2020
Tao Te Ching
Tao Te Ching
Professor Kozlowski tries (and fails) to explain the mysteries of the Tao and Te as presented in the Tao Te Ching.
01:17:42
September 10, 2020
Creation Myths - Humanity
Creation Myths - Humanity
Professor Kozlowski concludes his discussion of Creation Myths with a discussion of the rise and fall of human beings, especially contrasting the role of humans in Greek mythology (Hesiod's Theogony and Works and Days) against Genesis 1-3.
01:18:38
September 09, 2020
Creation Myths - Comparative Mythology
Creation Myths - Comparative Mythology
Professor Kozlowski discusses the principles of comparative mythology by comparing a wide variety of creation myths: Babylon's Enuma Elish & Theogony of Dunnu Egypt's "A Hymn to Life" Israel's Genesis 1-2 Plato's Timaeus Philon of Byblos' Phoenician History Ovid's Metamorphoses, Book I
01:22:35
September 09, 2020
Philosophy Syllabus (Online)
Philosophy Syllabus (Online)
Professor Kozlowski introduces himself to his online students at SCCC and BCC by explaining the syllabus and his expectations for the online sections of Philosophy.
01:18:58
September 07, 2020
Creation Myths - The Greek Pantheon
Creation Myths - The Greek Pantheon
Professor Kozlowski discusses the Homeric Hymns to Demeter, Apollo, and Dionysos, and introduces the children of Zeus: Apollo and Artemis, Hermes, Hephaestus, Ares, Athena, and Dionysos.
01:23:13
September 03, 2020
Creation Myths - Theogony
Creation Myths - Theogony
Professor Kozlowski discusses Hesiod's Theogony, and introduces the first generation of gods and goddesses in the Greek Pantheon.
01:16:50
September 03, 2020
Intro to Logic
Intro to Logic
Professor Kozlowski discusses basic logical techniques and forms, as well as how politicians use informal fallacies to persuade us illogically and influence our understanding.
01:30:24
August 26, 2020
Intro to Myth - Tolkien
Intro to Myth - Tolkien
Professor Kozlowski discusses J. R. R. Tolkien's poem "Mythopoeia" and what it teaches us about myth-making, and about life.
01:21:43
August 25, 2020
Intro to Myth - Lewis and Plato
Intro to Myth - Lewis and Plato
Professor Kozlowski discusses the definition of "myth", especially in the light of C. S. Lewis' "An Experiment in Criticism" and Chapter II of Plato's Republic.
01:19:29
August 25, 2020
Philosophy Syllabus Lecture FA20
Philosophy Syllabus Lecture FA20
Professor Kozlowski discusses the syllabus and his expectations for the Fall 2020 section of Philosophy and the Meaning of Life
01:20:40
August 18, 2020
Mythology Syllabus Discussion
Mythology Syllabus Discussion
Professor Kozlowski discusses the syllabus and expectations for this semester's section of Mythology.
01:25:51
August 17, 2020
Wittgenstein
Wittgenstein
Professor Kozlowski closes out the semester by discussing excerpts from Wittgenstein's Philosophical Investigations.
01:21:31
April 22, 2020
Pragmatism
Pragmatism
Professor Kozlowski discusses the two classic texts of Pragmatism: Charles Sanders Peirce's "The Fixation of Belief" and William James' "What Pragmatism Means".
01:33:00
April 22, 2020
Oedipus Rex
Oedipus Rex
In the last lecture of the semester, Professor Kozlowski discusses Oedipus Rex.
01:19:53
April 21, 2020
Odyssey 21-24
Odyssey 21-24
Professor Kozlowski discusses the conclusion of The Odyssey, books 21-24.
01:23:41
April 21, 2020
The Clockwork Butterfly, Epilogue
The Clockwork Butterfly, Epilogue
Professor Kozlowski reads his own original fairy tale: The Clockwork Butterfly. Part 10/10
05:55
April 15, 2020
The Clockwork Butterfly, Part Nine
The Clockwork Butterfly, Part Nine
Professor Kozlowski reads his own original fairy tale: The Clockwork Butterfly. Part 9/10
10:48
April 15, 2020
The Clockwork Butterfly, Part Eight
The Clockwork Butterfly, Part Eight
Professor Kozlowski reads his own original fairy tale: The Clockwork Butterfly. Part 8/10
08:28
April 15, 2020
The Clockwork Butterfly, Part Seven
The Clockwork Butterfly, Part Seven
Professor Kozlowski reads his own original fairy tale: The Clockwork Butterfly. Part 7/10
11:02
April 15, 2020
The Clockwork Butterfly, Part Six
The Clockwork Butterfly, Part Six
Professor Kozlowski reads his own original fairy tale: The Clockwork Butterfly. Part 6/10
16:21
April 15, 2020
The Clockwork Butterfly, Part Five
The Clockwork Butterfly, Part Five
Professor Kozlowski reads his own original fairy tale: The Clockwork Butterfly. Part 5/10
08:37
April 15, 2020
The Clockwork Butterfly, Part Four
The Clockwork Butterfly, Part Four
Professor Kozlowski reads his own original fairy tale: The Clockwork Butterfly. Part 4/10
08:30
April 15, 2020
The Clockwork Butterfly, Part Three
The Clockwork Butterfly, Part Three
Professor Kozlowski reads his own original fairy tale: The Clockwork Butterfly. Part 3/10
15:10
April 15, 2020
The Clockwork Butterfly, Part Two
The Clockwork Butterfly, Part Two
Professor Kozlowski reads his own original fairy tale: The Clockwork Butterfly. Part 2/10
09:53
April 15, 2020
The Clockwork Butterfly, Part One
The Clockwork Butterfly, Part One
Professor Kozlowski reads his own original fairy tale: The Clockwork Butterfly.   Part 1/10
10:35
April 15, 2020
BONUS - Professor Kozlowski Recommends
BONUS - Professor Kozlowski Recommends
By popular demand, Professor Kozlowski discusses some of his favorite books, movies (45:00ish), TV shows, video games, and other things to keep you occupied and philosophizing during the quarantine.
01:30:56
April 15, 2020
Nietzsche Lecture
Nietzsche Lecture
Professor Kozlowski discusses the textbook excerpt of Nietzsche's Twilight of the Idols.
01:31:45
April 15, 2020
Odyssey 13-19
Odyssey 13-19
Professor Kozlowski discusses The Odyssey books 13-19.
01:33:48
April 14, 2020
Odyssey 11-12
Odyssey 11-12
Professor Kozlowski discusses The Odyssey books 11 and 12.
01:32:31
April 13, 2020
Odyssey 8-10
Odyssey 8-10
Professor Kozlowski discusses the Odyssey books 8-10.
01:19:28
March 31, 2020
Odyssey 1, 5-6
Odyssey 1, 5-6
Professor Kozlowski opens his discussion of the Odyssey by discussing Books 1, 5, and 6.
01:20:22
March 31, 2020
Hume Lecture, Sections 10, 12
Hume Lecture, Sections 10, 12
Professor Kozlowski finishes his discussion of Hume's Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding by discussing sections 10 (On Miracles) and 12 (On the Academic or Skeptical Philosophy).
50:38
March 27, 2020
Hume Lecture, Sections 2-7
Hume Lecture, Sections 2-7
Professor Kozlowski discusses Sections 2-7 of Hume's Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding.
01:18:28
March 26, 2020
Descartes: Meditations 4-6
Descartes: Meditations 4-6
Professor Kozlowski discusses Descartes' Meditations 4-6.
01:14:04
March 26, 2020
Descartes Meditation 3 Lecture
Descartes Meditation 3 Lecture
Professor Kozlowski discusses the third of Descartes' Meditations.
29:41
March 26, 2020
Euthyphro Lecture 2
Euthyphro Lecture 2
Professor Kozlowski discusses the second half of the Euthyphro.
01:14:32
March 26, 2020
Euthyphro Lecture 1 (1-10)
Euthyphro Lecture 1 (1-10)
Professor Kozlowski discusses the life, career, and death of Socrates, especially as it pertains to the first half of Plato's Euthyphro, then analyzes the first half of the dialogue.
01:20:38
March 26, 2020
Descartes Lecture - Meditations 1-2
Descartes Lecture - Meditations 1-2
Professor Kozlowski discusses changes to his section of Philosophy and the Meaning of Life due to the COVID-19 quarantine, the history of philosophy between the Medieval and Modern periods, and Descartes' Meditations 1-2.
01:27:48
March 26, 2020
Iliad 20-24
Iliad 20-24
Professor Kozlowski discusses the Iliad, Books 20-24.
01:20:36
March 24, 2020
Iliad 16-19
Iliad 16-19
Professor Kozlowski discusses The Iliad, Books 16-19.
01:19:11
March 24, 2020
Iliad 6; Aeneid 2
Iliad 6; Aeneid 2
Professor Ben Kozlowski discusses the Iliad, Book 6 and a bit of the Aeneid, Book 2.
01:19:12
March 24, 2020
COVID, Midterm, and Ovid
COVID, Midterm, and Ovid
Professor Kozlowski discusses changes to his course at Montclair due to the COVID-19 quarantine, as well as the format of the upcoming mid-term examination and just a bit of Ovid's Metamorphoses, Books X and XI.
01:18:16
March 24, 2020
Iliad 1, 5
Iliad 1, 5
Professor Ben Kozlowski discusses the Lombardo translation of the Iliad.  Today covers books 1 and 5.
01:14:48
March 24, 2020