Hansford M. Epes Lecturer Brian Leiter – “The Truth is Terrible: Nietzsche’s Idea of an Aesthetic Justification for Existence”

Brian Leiter is the University of Chicago Karl N. Llewellyn Professor of Jurisprudence, Director of Law, Philosophy and Human Values. Leiter’s scholarly writings have been in two main areas: legal philosophy and Continental philosophy. Philosophical naturalism has been an abiding theme in both contexts. In legal philosophy, he has offered a reinterpretation of the American Legal Realists as prescient philosophical naturalists and a general defense of what he calls “naturalized jurisprudence.”