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Simon Critchley

British philosopher


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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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Simon Critchley is an English philosopher and the Hans Jonas Professor of Philosophy at the New School for Social Research in New York, USA.Challenging the ancient tradition that philosophy begins in wonder, Critchley argues that philosophy begins in disappointment. Two particular forms of disappointment inform Critchley's work: religious and political disappointment. While religious disappointment arises from a lack of faith and generates the problem of what is the meaning of life in the face of nihilism, political disappointment comes from the violent world we live in and raises the question of justice in a violently unjust world. In addition, to these two regions of research, Critchley's recent works have engaged in more experimental forms of writing on Shakespeare, David Bowie, suicide, Greek tragedy and association football.

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The New School

Private research university, located in Greenwich Village, New York City, United States

University of Essex

University in Essex, United Kingdom

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