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The Holidays When You’re Feeling Mentally Unwell
5 days ago

The Holidays When You’re Feeling Mentally Unwell

For those of us who feel at the mentally fragile end of things, and are sometimes plain unwell in our minds, the prospect of the holidays poses particular challenges.

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Heidegger’s Eternal Triangle
2 weeks ago

Heidegger’s Eternal Triangle

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On July 20, 2014, I published a small article titled “A Fight for the Right to Read Heidegger” in “The Stone” column of the New York Times. Predictably enough, given …
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Three Variations on Trump: Chaos, Europe, and Fake News
3 weeks ago

Three Variations on Trump: Chaos, Europe, and Fake News

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“There is disorder under heavens; the situation is excellent”

Now that yet another week of Donald Trump’s frantic activity is safely behind us and slowly receding into memory, the time …
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Beyond #MeToo: Female Agency as Heroine in “The Tale”
4 weeks ago

Beyond #MeToo: Female Agency as Heroine in “The Tale”

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Jennifer Fox’s new film The Tale, a harrowing, largely autobiographical account of sexual abuse and her first fictional feature, has unsurprisingly prompted nearly every critic to invoke #MeToo. True, its …
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The Moebius Strip of Sexual Contracts
1 month ago

The Moebius Strip of Sexual Contracts

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First some data. The so-called “incels” (involuntary celibates) are part of what is usually referred to as the “online male supremacist ecosystem.” Members of this (not only) online subculture define themselves as unable to find …
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Rehumanizing Palestinians? Radicalize the Struggle!
1 month ago

Rehumanizing Palestinians? Radicalize the Struggle!

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As the Israeli military continues to carry out its anti-kite air raids in the Gaza strip, another war has been raging in the mainstream and social media about Palestinian humanity. …
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Trouble in Paradise: The Rise of Artificial Intelligence
2 months ago

Trouble in Paradise: The Rise of Artificial Intelligence

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Why is the rise of artificial intelligence (AI) unnerving to so many of us? I have a theory. Our ill-ease with AI may be due to the fact that the …
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Why Did I Sign the Letter in Support of Avital Ronell?
2 months ago

Why Did I Sign the Letter in Support of Avital Ronell?

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A letter in support of Avital Ronell, professor at the German Department of NYU, which I also signed, caused some outcry in the academic yellow press. Avital was accused of …
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What Do We Do When We Do Philosophy?
2 months ago

What Do We Do When We Do Philosophy?

Recently, an ‘anonymous academic’ published a piece in The Guardian. He or she seemed to be voicing a common ‘predicament’ that has been recently upsetting the western academia: “I struggle …
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The Time of the Victim
2 months ago

The Time of the Victim

A key theme of Night Shyamalan’s psycho-thriller film Split (2016) is surviving abuse. Kevin Crumb, played by James McAvoy, was abused as a child and suffers from dissociative identity disorder, …
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