Speaker - Simon Critchley

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Simon Critchley was born in Hertfordshire in 1960, and currently lives and works in New York as Professor of Philosophy at the New School for Social Research. He works in continental philosophy, the history of philosophy, literature, ethics and politics.

Critchley argues that philosophy commences in disappointment, either religious or political. These two axes may be said largely to inform his published work: religious disappointment raises the question of meaning and has to, as he sees it, deal with the problem of nihilism; political disappointment provokes the question of justice and raises the need for a coherent ethics. The Book of Dead Philosophers is his eighth book.

3 Programs

Does Philosophy Still Matter?

01.26.11 | 01:31:51 min | 3 comments

Simon Critchley: To Philosophize Is to Learn How to Die

10.09.09 | 01:23:12 min | 10 comments

Branding Democracy: Barack Obama and the American Void

09.18.08 | 01:36:39 min | 4 comments