Center for Ethics-Philosophy Faculty Seminar: Nick Riggle

Center for Ethics Faculty Seminar series

Associate Professor of Philosophy, University of San Diego

Uptown Campus
Lavin Bernick Center (LBC)
Stibbs Room
Sponsored by:
The Murphy Institute
Center for Ethics

Event Description

Organized by the Tulane Philosophy Department, these seminars are a series of workshops where Center for Ethics Faculty Fellows and distinguished guest speakers present works in progress on ethics, political philosophy, political theory, moral psychology, the philosophy of law, and intellectual history. Papers are distributed one week beforehand to the participants who read the paper and prepare discussion questions for the presenter.

Nick Riggle is a philosopher who specializes in aesthetics—the branch of philosophy concerned with questions about beauty and art. He has taught at the University of San Diego since 2015. Riggle dropped out of high school at age 17 to pursue a career as a professional rollerblader. Riggle restarted his education on his own, reading, writing, and exploring while traveling the globe and eventually discovering his love for philosophy. He went on to earn a PhD in philosophy at New York University where he wrote a dissertation under the supervision of J. David Velleman.

His third book This Beauty: A Philosophy of Being Alive came out with Basic Books in 2022. It explores and affirms the thought that loving beauty can make your unchosen existence worth embracing. Learn more about Professor Riggle’s work on his website,

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