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June 8, 2020
The Twisted Legacy of Alfred Jarry’s Monsters
A recent retrospective of his work, viewable online at the Morgan Library and Museum, illustrates the sprawling influence of his many artistic and philosophical creations.
May 13, 2020
Judith Butler on the Violence of Neglect Amid a Health Crisis
A conversation with the theorist about her new book,
The Force of Nonviolence
, and the need for global solidarity in the pandemic world
May 5, 2020
The Worlds of Edward Said
An exile who made the world his home, Said infused his literary style with a cosmopolitan ease and his political commitments with a cosmopolitan ethics.
February 28, 2020
Reading Richard Rorty in Tehran
What the American philosopher’s visit to Tehran in 2004 can teach us about Iranian society—and our own.
February 17, 2020
Richard Powers on the Standing of Trees
The author of
hikes through the Great Smoky Mountains and discusses giving personhood to nonhumans.
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February 10, 2020
The Center Is a Decaying Piece of Real Estate
And Bernie Sanders is the only candidate not clinging to it.
February 3, 2020
John Berger’s Life Between Art and Politics
Caught between town and country, love and criticism, the English writer’s work tracks the political evolution of his generation.
January 22, 2020
Martha Nussbaum Thinks the So-Called Retreat of Liberalism Is an Academic Fad
We talked to the philosopher about her recent book
The Cosmopolitan Tradition: A Noble but Flawed
and her thoughts on contemporary global politics.
October 29, 2019
What Is Living and What Is Dead in John Rawls’s Theory of Justice?
With liberalism in crisis, contemporary political philosophy has taken on a funereal mood. But is there something still worth saving in the “high liberalism” of the 20th century?
October 16, 2019
Jedediah Purdy Has an Idea That Could Save Us From Capitalism and the Climate Crisis
We talked to the lawyer, theorist, and critic about his new book
This Land Is Our Land
, his concept of a moral political economy, and the legacies of Bush and Obama.