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What We Think About When We Think About Soccer
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You play soccer. You watch soccer. You live soccer You breathe soccer. But do you think about soccer? Soccer is the world’s most popular sport, inspiring the absolute devotion of countless fans around the globe. But what is it about soccer that makes it so…
Bowie
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|September 23, 2016

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Simon Critchley first encountered David Bowie in the early seventies, when the singer appeared on Britain's most-watched music show, Top of the Pops. His performance of 'Starman' mesmerized Critchley: it was 'so sexual, so knowing, so strange.' Two days…
Stay, Illusion!: The Hamlet Doctrine
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|April 22, 2014

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The figure of Hamlet haunts our culture like the Ghost haunts him. Arguably, no literary work, not even the Bible, is more familiar to us than Shakespeare’s Hamlet . Everyone knows at least six words from the play; often people know many more. Yet the…
How to Stop Living and Start Worrying: Conversations with Carl Cederstrm

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Simon Critchley is one of the most provocative, lucid and wide-ranging philosophers writing today. This book provides an intimate portrait of his thought in a series of extended conversations focused on four themes: death, love, humour and authenticity.
Things Merely Are: Philosophy In The Poetry Of Wallace Stevens

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This book is an invitation to read poetry. Simon Critchley argues that poetry enlarges life with a range of observation, power of expression and attention to language that eclipses any other medium. In a rich engagement with the poetry of Wallace Stevens,…
Impossible Objects
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|December 12, 2011

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Impossible objects are those about which the philosopher, narrowly conceived, can hardly speak: poetry, film, music, humor. Such "objects" do not rely on philosophy for interpretation and understanding; they are already independent practices and sites of sensuous…
Navigating in the Dark: Kalliopi Lemos

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Kalliopi Lemos is a Greek sculptor, painter and installation artist. Lemos’ work explores various themes, of which the narrative of journeys, displacement and the politics of forced migration are central. She has exhibited her work internationally.…
Deconstruction and Pragmatism
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|October 7, 1996

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Deconstruction and pragmatism constitute two of the major intellectual influences on the contemporary theoretical scene; influences personified in the work of Jacques Derrida and Richard Rorty. Both Rortian pragmatism, which draws the consequences of post-war…
The Faith Of The Faithless: Experiments In Political Theology

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The return to religion has arguably become the dominant theme of contemporary culture. Somehow, the secular age seems to have been replaced by a new era where political action flows directly from theological, indeed cosmic, conflict. The Faith of the Faithless…
Very Little ... Almost Nothing: Death, Philosophy And Literature

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Very Little ... Almost Nothing puts the question of the meaning of life back at the centre of intellectual debate. Its central concern is how we can find a meaning to human finitude without recourse to anything that transcends that finitude. A profound but…
On Humour
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|May 31, 2002

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Does humour make us human, or do the cats and dogs laugh along with us? On Humour is a fascinating, beautifully written and funny book on what humour can tell us about being human. Simon Critchley skilfully probes some of the most perennial but least understood…
On The Human Condition
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|October 21, 2005

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The potential to clone, augment, and repair human beings is pushing the very concept of the human to its limit. Fantasies and metaphors of a supposedly monstrous and inhuman future increasingly dominate films, art and popular culture. On the Human Condition is an…