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.

Futilely resisting a corrupt world is not a matter of common sense, but of conscience.
When seen in the light of pure machine learning (think IBM’s Watson), his behavior actually makes sense.
We should not erase our nation’s history when we can acknowledge it instead.
Those who remain silent to please the authorities make China’s brutal system possible.
Justice Roberts was right. The Trump administration should not have the power to revoke the citizenship of “anyone they want.”
Campus protests against speakers like Richard Spencer are not censorship. They help secure the basic rights of others.
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.
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