Notes from Nash: Notes with Oscar Wilde – Life Imitates Art


Farouk Ramzan, Staff Podcaster

Host Farouk Ramzan talks about Oscar Wilde’s essay published in 1891, “The Decay of Lying” with the undergraduate Economics & Russian major, Evan Regan. He discusses Wilde’s bizarre yet intriguing theory of truth being found in art and reality being something that merely imitates the former. He talks about meaningful serendipity, the purpose of life as a form of expression, pretending, and if nature really is inherently beautiful.