McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts
autobiography, Nietzsche, philosophy, Plato
This dissertation presents a theory of philosophical autobiography. It includes studies of the autobiographical writings of Plato, Augustine, Descartes, Vico, and Nietzsche. I argue that philosophers write autobiographies in order to present and give an account of philosophical first principles. I also argue that Plato invented philosophical autobiography.
Hoinski, D. (2013). Humanlife and the Advent of Philosophy: A Theory of Philosophical Autobiography (Doctoral dissertation, Duquesne University). Retrieved from https://dsc.duq.edu/etd/657