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 work of saving the planet is not technical, it’s political.
If loving is a radical act, even a treasonous one, we take joy in it.
Nothing can redeem a dozen dead children.
Buddhism long ago generated insights that modern psychology is only now catching up to.
The idea that older women must renounce the erotic life is a lie that keeps getting told.
I would like the man who raped and abused me to be put to death or imprisoned for life. That is not irrational.
When pain and suffering are equated with moral authority, the mission of higher education becomes an impossible one.
The deluge of stimuli that characterizes our modern life is a hazard: We are being dumped on.
A 19th-century philosopher’s nervous breakdown can teach us something about finding peace in a world in crisis.
History tells us he invented modern philosophy. That history is wrong.
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