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.

We don’t have to be ‘upstanders’ to avoid genocides. We just have to make sure not to help them along.
The idea of ‘cultural differences’ has been used as a justification for some of humanity’s worst crimes.
In the latest episode, there is a critique of the prison system amid the laughs.
With our democracy in crisis, the poet and prophet of the American ideal should be our guide.
Judging the past by the values of today can be its own kind of intolerance.
If you’re hearing others through the filter of your own concerns, you’re not really hearing them.
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.
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