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 president and his allies have used strategies similar to those we’ve used to challenge common sense.
And other thoughts on the art of improvisation.
On Tuesday, a court will hear the appeal of the former professor convicted of sexually assaulting a disabled man. Her sentence is too harsh.
We were surprised by Donald Trump because we assumed both humans and history were driven by reason.
What we’re all experiencing now is somewhat like the confusion an analyst encounters with a psychotic patient.
Our biology may offer a challenge to the common wisdom about the artificial extension of life.
Understanding what bonds us together in the human condition is the job of philosophy, not science.
Trump’s attacks on the press and science aim to prevent us from knowing the world as it truly is.
Eleven thinkers helped us rethink what it might mean to be human in the 21st century.
Are we merely addicted consumers of the spectacular images the president creates?
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