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.

In the midst of an existential crisis for higher education, is it even reasonable to expect the humanities to survive?
The philosopher Todd May is an atheist who rejects the supernatural, but not the people who believe in it.
The impulse to wish harm on others may come naturally, but that doesn’t make it right.
A conversation with the religious scholar Brook Ziporyn on Taoism, life and what might come after.
As I helped feed these residents, I understood how our common humanity makes us ‘infinitely responsible’ to others.
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.
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