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.

Technology has given rise to an age of misinformation. But philosophy, and a closer look at our own social behavior, could help eliminate it.
The word has taken a beating in the past few weeks. But what role does it truly play in our lives?
The battle over the Supreme Court nomination is not about truth. It is about who controls meaning.
What was I trying to escape by making this dangerous trek?
Like Socrates, he knew that being honest with oneself is the most philosophical act of all.
It is often held up as a model liberal democracy that has fully reckoned with its horrendous crimes. It hasn’t.
Opponents of the nonviolent Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement are involved in a dishonest branding campaign.
Empathy is at the core of who we are. That can be painful.
Humans want to get along and get ahead. And they will become whoever they need to be in order to do so.
We can only define ourselves by continually re-evaluating our humanness.
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