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  • Simon Critchley

    Hans Jonas Professor of Philosophy

    Email
    critchls@newschool.edu

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    D - Albert & Vera List Academic Center - 6 East 16th Street

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    Simon Critchley

    Profile

    **On leave Fall 2021**

    Simon Critchley is the Hans Jonas Professor of Philosophy at the New School for Social Research. His work engages in many areas: continental philosophy, philosophy and literature, psychoanalysis, ethics, and political theory, among others. His most recent books include The Problem with Levinas and ABC of Impossibility, though he has written on topics as diverse as David Bowie, religion, and suicide. As moderator of The Stone at The New York Times, Critchley asks philosophers to weigh in on contemporary issues in art, literature, politics, and popular culture. Additional information about Professor Critchley is available at his personal website.


    Degrees Held

    PhD 1988, University of Essex


    Recent Publications

    Visit Simon Critchley's website for a complete bibliography. Selected recent works include:

    Tragedy, the Greeks, and Us (Penguin Random House, 2019)

    What We Think About When We Think About Soccer (Penguin Random House, 2017)

    Suicide (Thought Catalog, 2015)

    Memory Theatre (Fitzcarraldo Editions). Kindle Edition (September, 2014)

    Bowie (OR Books, 2014)

    The Anarchist Turn, with Jacob Blumenfeld and Chiara Bottici (Pluto Press, London)

    Stay Illusion: The Hamlet Doctrine (Pantheon Books, New York) (Paperback, Vintage, 2014). Titled The Hamlet Doctrine in the UK (Verso, London, 2013)

    The Mattering of Matter. Documents from the Archive of the International Necronautical Society, with Tom McCarthy et al (Sternberg Presss, Berlin)

    The Faith of the Faithless (Verso, paperback, 2014)

    Impossible Objects (Polity Press, Cambridge, 2011)

    How to Stop Living and Start Worrying (Polity Press, Cambridge, 2010)


    Portfolio

    Personal Website


    Current Courses

    Ind Senior Project
    LPHI 4990, Fall 2021

    Independent Study
    LPHI 3950, Fall 2021

    Independent Study
    GLIB 6990, Fall 2021

    Independent Study
    GPHI 6990, Fall 2021

    Future Courses

    Hamlet and Philosophy
    GPHI 6669, Spring 2022

    Hamlet and Philosophy
    GLIB 6669, Spring 2022

    Ind Senior Project
    LPHI 4990, Spring 2022

    Independent Study
    GPHI 6990, Spring 2022

    Independent Study
    GLIB 6990, Spring 2022

    Reading of Hamlet
    LPHI 3053, Spring 2022

    Past Courses

    Ind Senior Project
    LPHI 4990, Spring 2021

    Independent Study
    GPHI 6990, Spring 2021

    Independent Study
    GLIB 6990, Spring 2021

    Mysticism
    GPHI 6125, Spring 2021

    Riggio Honors Program: Thesis
    NWRW 4950, Spring 2021

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