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 memorial makes a statement about who is worth preserving. Why not a sacred and beautiful nothingness?
Why do millions of practitioners of the Jain religion strive to avoid harming even microscopic creatures?
He defended slavery and opposed the notion of human equality. But he is not our enemy.
Zhuangzi pushed back against the idea that “normal” is good and difference is bad 2,500 years ago.
We can, if we can agree that it doesn’t need to come from the body of an animal.
As disease and war ravaged the nation, he left town and invented the essay.
Blaming racist violence on “bad apples” misses the point.
Even at elite universities, I was exposed to the disease that has endangered black lives for so long.
The artist recounts the genesis of her photo series on the sets and spaces where African Americans changed network television.
The many roles involved in producing a film rule out the notion of a single, indispensable artist.
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