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.

And why ‘yadda, yadda, yadda’ won’t cut it anymore.
Knowing the answer might force us toward a real solution.
We think we are sharing facts, but we are really expressing emotions in the outrage factory.
We treasure autumn days as reminders of everything we must not take for granted.
Our feel-good narratives put the burden back on the oppressed and let rich countries off the hook.
Too many of us expect our jobs to give meaning to our lives. There is a better way.
Yes, the concept can be taken too far, but it still underlies the university’s primary obligations.
Our job is to persuade by argument, not by wielding influence.
We are in a deep spiritual crisis that can’t be relieved by politics, or philosophy.
His new film exhibits — perhaps surprisingly — a genuine moral pathos.
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