Simon Critchley on the Importance of Philosophy In This Moment
Hosted by Paul Holdengräber, The Quarantine Tapes chronicles shifting paradigms in the age of social distancing. Each day, Paul calls a guest for a brief discussion about how they are experiencing the global pandemic.
On today’s episode, Paul sits down with English philosopher and Hans Jonas Professor at the New School for Social Research, Simon Critchley, for a rich discussion on the relationship between fear and anxiety, the decline of imperial power structures, art as catharsis, and much more.
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Simon Critchley is Hans Jonas Professor of Philosophy at the New School for Social Research. His many books include Very Little . . . Almost Nothing, The Book of Dead Philosophers, The Faith of the Faithless, and Memory Theater. He is the series moderator of “The Stone,” a philosophy column in The New York Times, to which he is a frequent contributor.