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  • Simon Critchley

    Hans Jonas Professor of Philosophy


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    Simon Critchley


    Simon Critchley is the Hans Jonas Professor of Philosophy at the New School for Social Research. His work engages in many areas: continental philosophy, philosophy and literature, psychoanalysis, ethics, and political theory, among others. His most recent books include The Problem with Levinas and ABC of Impossibility, though he has written on topics as diverse as David Bowie, religion, and suicide. As moderator of The Stone at The New York Times, Critchley asks philosophers to weigh in on contemporary issues in art, literature, politics, and popular culture. Additional information about Professor Critchley is available at his personal website.

    Degrees Held

    PhD 1988, University of Essex

    Recent Publications

    Visit Simon Critchley's website for a complete bibliography. Selected recent works include:

    Tragedy, the Greeks, and Us (Penguin Random House, 2019)

    What We Think About When We Think About Soccer (Penguin Random House, 2017)

    Suicide (Thought Catalog, 2015)

    Memory Theatre (Fitzcarraldo Editions). Kindle Edition (September, 2014)

    Bowie (OR Books, 2014)

    The Anarchist Turn, with Jacob Blumenfeld and Chiara Bottici (Pluto Press, London)

    Stay Illusion: The Hamlet Doctrine (Pantheon Books, New York) (Paperback, Vintage, 2014). Titled The Hamlet Doctrine in the UK (Verso, London, 2013)

    The Mattering of Matter. Documents from the Archive of the International Necronautical Society, with Tom McCarthy et al (Sternberg Presss, Berlin)

    The Faith of the Faithless (Verso, paperback, 2014)

    Impossible Objects (Polity Press, Cambridge, 2011)

    How to Stop Living and Start Worrying (Polity Press, Cambridge, 2010)


    Personal Website

    Current Courses

    Heidegger's Being and Time (Spring 2020)

    Human Observation

    Human Observation

    Ind Senior Project

    Ind Senior Project (Spring 2020)

    Independent Study

    Independent Study (Spring 2020)

    The Abdication of Ecstasy

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