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.

History tells us he invented modern philosophy. That history is wrong.
Viewing it only as a political cause that benefits women ignores its full potential.
Taken literally, it’s just bad advice. But philosophy can redeem this self-help cliché.
The marcher’s chant in Charlottesville really meant, “You will not take away our historical right to exclude.”
A “heritage” of racism still taints the sport’s fandom.
The Rev. Robert Jeffress promoted a twisted theology that fetishizes violence.
Among the other harms the proposed immigration bill would cause, it would devastate the humanities.
African hunter-gatherers created the first “affluent society.” They were rich in time.
It’s normal to wish we could trade lives with people we admire, but we rarely think about what would be lost.
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