Laurence Lampert (born ca. 1943) is a Canadian philosopher and leading scholar in the field of Nietzsche studies. He was born and raised in [1 ] Winnipeg, Manitoba. From Northwestern University, Lampert received his master's in 1968 and his doctorate in 1971. He taught at Indiana University for 35 years and is currently professor emeritus of Philosophy at Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis.
The University of Indiana Foundation has a Laurence Lampert Scholarship in Philosophy that was founded upon Lampert's retirement. Income from gifts to this endowed fund supports scholarships for undergraduate philosophy majors.
Nietzsche's Teaching: An Interpretation of Thus Spoke Zarathustra (New Haven:
Yale University Press, 1986). Nietzsche and Modern Times: A Study of Bacon, Descartes, and Nietzsche (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1993).
Leo Strauss and Nietzsche (Chicago:
University of Chicago Press, 1996). Nietzsche's Task: An Interpretation of Beyond Good and Evil (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2001).
Francis Bacon's Advertisement Touching a Holy War, edited, with an introduction, notes, and interpretive essay by Laurence Lampert (Prospect Heights, IL: Waveland, 2000).
How Philosophy Became Socratic: A Study of Plato's "Protagoras," "Charmides," and "Republic" (Chicago, IL:
University of Chicago Press, 2010).
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