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.

A mild traumatic brain injury forced me to question where the “I” in my identity truly lies.
We will develop new worlds and beings with powers greater than our own. How do we maximize them for good?
It will soon be as easy to produce convincing fake video as it is to lie. We need to be prepared.
My wife gave birth to a child. The child gave birth to a new thought.
In the digital world, to believe that you have power is to have it.
Power is condemning lawful asylum seekers to a system designed for criminals.
Each time I held myself accountable, I took a small part of myself out of the hands of others and put it back under my control.
Even when intellectual, moral and spiritual power are under siege, they have the potential to be the most profound.
Power is anarchy. It dismantles patriarchal social structures and allows us to rebuild them with equity at their foundation.
Power is where natural and human energy meet. For better or for worse.
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