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Bartleby, Refugee, Sovereignty
3 years ago

Bartleby, Refugee, Sovereignty

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SOME 10 YEARS AGO, in an article that now makes me cringe (please don’t look it up!), I discussed a short text by the Italian philosopher Giorgio Agamben titled “Beyond …
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The Politics of Politics
3 years ago

The Politics of Politics

IDIOMS beginning “the politics of…” are often used to describe a dimension of other activities that is thought to be less than essential to them. “The politics of the university,” …
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Hunger
3 years ago

Hunger

ONE WAY we might think about the present is by way of an all too natural epidemic of hunger confusion. Here is what we are so often told by those experts …
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Is Existentialism a Posthumanism?
3 years ago

Is Existentialism a Posthumanism?

IT HAS NOW BEEN 70 years, almost to the date (October 29, 1945), since Jean-Paul Sartre gave his famous talk “Existentialism is a Humanism,” published as a book a short time …
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The Responsibility of Others
3 years ago

The Responsibility of Others

AS PEOPLE IN EUROPE are seeking ways to deal with the fallout from the Greek crisis, a common theme emerges in the discourses of very diverse agents: others are to blame. …
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Every Day, the End of the World
3 years ago

Every Day, the End of the World

For a long time now, we have been awaiting the end of the world. Indeed, the promise of the end of the world has been for quite a while the …
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The Dance of Hermeneutics
3 years ago

The Dance of Hermeneutics

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THE WORD hermeneutics alludes to a way of doing, or of saying, philo-sophy as a search for, rather than the possession of, wisdom. It has to do with a sophia (wisdom) …
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Philosophy and Humanity: A Farewell?
3 years ago

Philosophy and Humanity: A Farewell?

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TODAY philosophers could say about their subject what Prince Hamlet said about his time: Philosophy is out of joint. Philosophical discourse has lost its unity and integrity; it is fragmented and …
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Are Ethicists an Obstacle to Progress?
3 years ago

Are Ethicists an Obstacle to Progress?

WHEN PEOPLE who don’t know me ask me what I do, I tell them I’m a philosopher. When they ask me what I specialize in, I tell them that I am …
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Smart as an Oak?
3 years ago

Smart as an Oak?

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It is a long-standing bias to consider human beings the sole intelligent creatures on earth. If intelligence is defined on the basis of our behavioral traits, including the capacities to …
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