Oct 062005

The Stone

A forum for contemporary philosophers and other thinkers on issues both timely and timeless. The series moderator is Simon Critchley, who teaches philosophy at The New School for Social Research in New York.

We could take a big step forward by distinguishing free speech from just access to the media.
Her work has taken on a new urgency in our own dark times.
Anita L. Allen spoke to George Yancy about the humiliations and triumphs that she and her trailblazing colleagues faced in their careers.
It has taken 2,500 years, but we finally seem to be getting it.
No amount of scientific explanation or sociopolitical theorizing is going to console a grieving mother.
The frequency of random violence has spread anxiety beyond its targets and into our everyday life.
Perhaps it’s time for a new Puritanism. With fewer witch trials this time around, it could make the world a better place.
All of us — including the #MeToo movement — need to think about a future in which repentant sexists have a place.
Humans build barriers to define themselves. But cultures truly flourish when those barriers break down.
We could use a new graphic reminder of what nuclear war would mean for humanity.
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