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Simon Critchley, Philosophy, New School for Social Research
Mystical Anarchism
FRIDAY, April 24 / 12 PM / Humanities 210

Simon Critchley is Chair of Philosophy at the New School for Social Research.  He is author of ten books on phenomenology, deconstruction, critical theory, and other traditions in Continental philosophy, including Very Little… Almost Nothing: Death, Philosophy, and Literature (Routledge, 1997); Ethics-Politics-Subjectivity: Essays on Derrida, Levinas, and Contemporary French Thought (Verso, 1999); On Humor (Routledge, 2005); and Things Merely Are: Philosophy in the Poetry of Wallace Stevens (Routledge, 2005).  His work on ethics in Levinas and Derrida in The Ethics of Deconstruction (Purdue, 1992) is widely celebrated.  His Infinitely Demanding: Ethics of Commitment, Politics of Resistance (Verso, 2007) further develops his reflections on ethics and politics and has resulted in heated polemics with Slavoj Zizek in a variety of academic and public venues.

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