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.

If I attempt to control a conversation based on the fact of my gender, I may be a bully, looking for a way to humiliate you. But I may be justified.
Philosophers have been talking about skepticism for a long time. Some of those insights can shed light on our public discourse regarding climate change.
When cracks start to appear in the world order, the old textbook timeline just won’t do.
It’s time that we men take responsibility for our role in the problem of violence against women.
Technology has given rise to an age of misinformation. But philosophy, and a closer look at our own social behavior, could help eliminate it.
The word has taken a beating in the past few weeks. But what role does it truly play in our lives?
The battle over the Supreme Court nomination is not about truth. It is about who controls meaning.
What was I trying to escape by making this dangerous trek?
Like Socrates, he knew that being honest with oneself is the most philosophical act of all.
It is often held up as a model liberal democracy that has fully reckoned with its horrendous crimes. It hasn’t.
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