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 conversation with the Princeton scholar Moulie Vidas on mortality and the embrace of life in Judaism.
On a day when ‘everyone is Irish,’ it’s good to remember when not everyone wanted to be. Even some Irish.
Her novel ‘The Last Man’ predicted the political causes of and collective solutions for global plague.
We need to strike a new balance between our private pleasures and our collective survival.
We live in an interconnected world, where borders are porous, more like living membranes than physical walls.
If we learn to celebrate life for its ephemeral beauty, its coming and going, we can make peace with its end.
They cannot prove the existence of heaven or hell, but they can give us hope.
As a child, confronting my mortality was terrifying. Now it is an opportunity.
The philosopher, who died this month, defied stereotypes by remaining true to his moral sensibility.
The dust-up over a Washington Post reporter’s tweets about Kobe Bryant raises a moral question and a cultural taboo.
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