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About Babette Babich

Babette Babich is professor of philosophy at Fordham University in New York City and Visiting Professor at the University of Winchester, UK. She is author of 'The Hallelujah Effect: Music, Performance Practice and Technology' (London, UK 2016), in three parts: I: Leonard Cohen and k.d lang and male vs. female desire, II: Adorno and radio, and III Nietzsche, Beethoven, and ancient Greek, and 'Un politique brisé. Le souci d’autrui, l’humanisme, et les juifs chez Heidegger' (Paris, 2016). Her other books include 'La fin de la pensée? Philosophie analytique contre philosophie continentale' (Paris, 2012), 'Eines Gottes Glück, voller Macht und Liebe' (2009), 'Words in Blood, Like Flowers' (2006) and 'Nietzsche’s Philosophy of Science' (1994), translated into Italian (1996) and, in a revised edition, German (2010). A four time Fulbright scholar, she has also edited more than fourteen book collections as well as a posthumous edition of Patrick Aidan Heelan, S.J., 'The Observable: Heisenberg’s Philosophy of Quantum Mechanics' (Oxford, 2016).
Latest Posts | By Babette Babich
“The Children Act”:  On the Incomparable Emma Thompson
8 months ago

“The Children Act”: On the Incomparable Emma Thompson

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And the wise in the end will Often bow to the beautiful. — Hölderlin

There is no comparing Emma Thompson.

I say this with a pronounced certainty that, should one …
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Teledildonics and Transhumanism
3 years ago

Teledildonics and Transhumanism

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The word ‘teledildonics’ has been around at least since 1990. And it remains current, even if the phenomenon it names is sometimes also called sex with robots. The theme was …
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Texts and Tweets: On the Rules of the Game
3 years ago

Texts and Tweets: On the Rules of the Game

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Why is there Twitter? One generic answer concerns SMS protocol: Twitter takes text messages (including the 140-character limit designed three decades ago by Friedrich Hillebrand to permit cell carriers to …
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Pedagogy and Other Defenses against the Dark Arts: Professor Severus Snape and Harry Potter
4 years ago

Pedagogy and Other Defenses against the Dark Arts: Professor Severus Snape and Harry Potter

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In memory of Alan Rickman (21 February 1946 – 14 January 2016)

ALAN RICKMAN gives us J. K. Rowling’s Professor Severus Snape as we know and loathe him. Setting aside the …
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