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.

The desire for greatness can be an obstacle to our own potential.
It is unclear whether the Lyceum charged fees but, given its vast wealth, it probably didn’t need to. Sounds a little like Harvard, doesn’t it?
What books were in Plato’s library and why is everyone getting wasted there?
The ancient city is also a living one. And it still has plenty to tell us, if we care to listen.
What reading an ancient Greek dialogue can tell us about the Marie Kondo craze.
The influential philosopher and educator, who died Friday, exemplified the spirit of engagement, uncompromising thought and civility we need today.
Both Cesar Chavez and Simone Weil starved their bodies for spiritual and political reasons. Why is only one of them remembered as anorexic?
A professor responds to readers’ arguments against affirmative action.
Every year when the decorations come down from the attic, time goes both ways at once.
Christmas is a reminder of the radical power of humility, amazement and embracing the Other.
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