Martin Heidegger

10 Schools of Philosophy and Why You Should Know Them

For your reading pleasure, here are ten schools of philosophy you should know about. Some of them are commonly misunderstood, and we correct that …

Ludwig Wittgenstein

Book Lovers: Literary Necrophilia in the 21st Century

<i>This essay is excerpted from</i> The Digital Critic: Literary Culture Online<i>, edited by Houman Barekat, David Winters, and Robert Barry, and out this</i> …

Books

Guggenheim Bilbao Honors the Relationship of Art and Space

December 10, 2017<p>A philosophy graduate interested in theory, politics and art. Alias of Jelena Martinović.<p>In the 1950s and 60s, the German …

Art

Can Sexual Predators Be Good Scholars?

Making sense of the relationship between bad men and bad ideas.

Long-form Journalism

Disruption Is Not Covo’s M.O. And That’s Really Exciting

Estimated reading time: 11 minute(s)<p>San Francisco-based startup Covo recently acquired the historic Mississippi Valley Trust building in downtown St …

German Philosophy

On-the-job training

Article<p>= Subscribers only.<br>Sign in here.<br>Subscribe here.<p>In February 1947, Harper’s Magazine published Henry L. Stimson’s “The Decision to Use the …

British Philosophy

Doug Jones is elected to the Senate

Article<p>= Subscribers only.<br>Sign in here.<br>Subscribe here.<p>In February 1947, Harper’s Magazine published Henry L. Stimson’s “The Decision to Use the …

British Philosophy

The Extraordinary Is Wed to the Mundane in the Catholic Imagination

Share<p>“Words move, music moves / Only in time,” writes T.S. Eliot in <i>Four Quartets</i>; “but that which is only living / Can only die.”[1] One of the ideas …

Flannery O'Connor

What’s Going On In NYC This Week

The top events in NYC this week, as picked by our arts and culture editors.<p><b>BOMBSHELL</b><p>Hedy Lamarr, the 1940s screen siren and Austrian-Jewish émigré, …

Jewish Culture

A philosopher's flat-footed meditations on the beautiful game

<i>What We Think About When We Think About Soccer,</i> by Simon Critchley. Penguin Books. 224 pages. $20.<p>Begin, as Wallace Stevens didn’t quite say, with …

Long-form Journalism

James Meek · Against Passion: Passionate Politics

Lilla portrays America’s colleges (he is professor of humanities at Columbia University) as dark, suspicious places where debate has been smothered …

German Philosophy

Will It Ever Be Sunday?

IN A 1972 LETTER, Hannah Arendt speculates that a thinker has only one real thought in her life, everything else being nothing but variations on this …

Books

Variable

<i>Exploring the limits between machine learning algorithms, media, and art, Selçuk Artut’s Variable questions the signification of terms and artist</i> …

Machine Learning

This Algorithm Writes Fake Artist Statements That Sound Real

You walk into a gallery and see a video installation on the wall. It’s called <i>Movement</i>, but you have no idea why. You look to the small plaque on the wall for an explanation, and read the following: “That ontology can in turn only be interpreted adequately under the guidance of the meaning of …

German Philosophy

World Philosophy Day: Is Western philosophy racist and xenophobic?

Should we take a more critical look at some of the views of the world's most famous thinkers?<p>On World Philosophy Day, the ideas of groundbreaking …

German Philosophy

10 Critical Theory Books That Came Out in October (and Sept.)

A quick note: this roundup (and the month before) are late because I’ve been moving. We’ll be back on schedule for December.<p>If you’re an author or a …

German Philosophy

200+ Sensational Deep & Meaningful Quotes That Make You Rethink

Sometimes in life it’s good to just stop what you’re doing, take a deep breath and get some perspective. We hope these deep and meaningful quotes …

Motivation

Cosmotechnics as Cosmopolitics - Journal #86 November 2017 - e-flux

1<p>On the autoimmune character of the 9/11 attacks, see Giovanna Borradori, <i>Philosophy in a Time of Terror: Dialogues with Jürgen Habermas and Jacques</i> …

German Philosophy

Book Review: Humankind: Solidarity with Nonhuman People by Timothy Morton

<i>In</i> <b>Humankind: Solidarity with Nonhuman People</b><i>,</i> <b>Timothy Morton</b><i> offers further challenge to models of human exceptionalism by calling for solidarity</i> …

UK Universities

‘Surfing With Sartre,’ by Aaron James

“I know I speak for surfers everywhere,” Aaron James writes, “in saying that the act of surfing a wave has no equal, in aquatic sports, solo sports, action sports, and maybe any sports whatever. Surfing is the zenith of all human endeavors.<p>“The towering, reeling deep blue/green wall, with the …

Ludwig Wittgenstein

The Art of Survival: On Santiago Zabala’s “Why Only Art Can Save Us”

MAURA AXELROD’S recent documentary film, <i>Maurizio Cattelan: Be Right Back</i> (2016), is a portrait of an elusive and controversial artist, one who has …

Books

Western philosophy is racist

Academic philosophy in ‘the West’ ignores and disdains the thought traditions of China, India and Africa. This must change<i>By Bryan W Van Norden</i>Read …

Long-form Journalism

Why Soccer, 'Working-Class Ballet,' Continues to Thrive

Author Simon Critchley's new book, 'What We Think About When We Think About Soccer,' examines the power and myth of the world's most popular …

Soccer

Who was Martin Luther whose 95 theses helped spark the Reformation?

ANDERSON, S.C. — Reformation Day is Tuesday and it marks the anniversary of Martin Luther's written critique of the Catholic church, including its selling of indulgences. As the story goes, Luther nailed his 95 theses to the church door in Wittenberg, Germany, on Oct. 31, 1517.<p>The German monk's …

News (U.S.)

A South African case study: How to transform student support efforts

Image Credits:<p>South Africa’s universities have created a number of programmes to address the historic – and still existing – imbalance between black …

Education

Haunted by Nothingness: Emanuele Severino's 'The Essence of Nihilism'

The Essence of Nihilism<p>Publisher: Verso <br>Length: 384 pages <br>Author: Emanuele Severino <br>Price: $29.95 <br>Format: Paperback <b><br>Publication date: 2016-11</b> <br>Amazon<p>If …

German Philosophy

New film rethinks the rules of marriage - Salon.com

In the wake of the Harvey Weinstein movie industry harassment scandal, there’s something quaint about a director using the power of film to help him understand his painful divorce and his true feelings about sex and monogamy.<p>And amen for that.<p>Independent filmmaker Tao Ruspoli, who was married to …

Celebrity News

Michael Marder

We live in an age when critiques of essentialism and theoretical positions priding themselves on being nonessentialist are the norm. The typical …

German Philosophy

Reprogramming Decisionism - Journal #85 October 2017 - e-flux

Post-truth politics is the art of relying on affective predispositions or reactions already known or expressed to stage old beliefs as though they …

Machine Learning

Infinite Inning | Oh Say Can't You See?

Steven is joined by historian Mary Craig (Baseball Prospectus, Beyond the Box Score) to discuss the intersection of sports and politics as we see it …

Herbert Hoover