Simon Critchley is the Hans Jonas Professor of Philosophy at the New School for Social Research, a board member for the Onassis Foundation, and a professor of philosophy at the European Graduate School. He earned his M.Phil at the University of Nice, and his Ph.D. at the University of Essex.
A former member of a punk band, his research interests have encompassed many aspects of the human experience, including political theory, psychoanalysis, ethics, and more. His broad interests are reflected in his writing; he has written on topics as varied as pop culture, soccer, religion, and suicide.
Serving as the moderator of The Stone at The New York Times, he solicits the opinions of philosophers on many topics — from politics to culture.
His most recent book, Tragedy, the Greeks, and Us, published in 2020. He has also published many other books, including The Book of Dead Philosophers, and Continental Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction. Formerly Director of the Centre for Theoretical Studies in the Humanities and Social Sciences and Directeur de Programme, College International de Philosophie, he currently teaches courses on Human Observation and The Abdication of Ecstasy, in addition to supervising senior projects.
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University in New York City, located mostly in Greenwich Villageview profile
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