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.

Maybe Emma Watson and Lizzo are on to something.
Fred Rogers’s belief that we should validate emotions, not suppress them, is wisdom for all ages.
When I’ve told you what my son said, it’s not “his data” anymore.
When we are reduced to pixels or poll numbers, wars, discrimination and other forms of brutality become easier to justify.
Chess helps answer the perennial human question, “What should I do next?”
A lack of moral imagination can make deeply ethical actions seem like crimes.
It took a woman to break the spell that appeared to put the president above the law.
The idea that we can avoid the mistakes of the past is misguided.
And why ‘yadda, yadda, yadda’ won’t cut it anymore.
Knowing the answer might force us toward a real solution.
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