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About Babette Babich

Babette Babich is professor of philosophy at Fordham University in New York City. She is author of 'The Hallelujah Effect: Philosophical Reflections on Music, Performance Practice and Technology' (Surrey, UK 2013), including chapters Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah, k.d lang and Nina Simone but also on male vs. female desire, as well as Adorno and music and ancient Greek, and, most recently, '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 eight 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
Teledildonics and Transhumanism
10 months 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
1 year 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
2 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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