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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 Faith of the Faithless, and The Book of Dead Philosophers. He is the series moderator of The Stone, a philosophy column in The New York Times, to which he is a frequent contributor.

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The Book of Dead Philosophers

Written by Simon Critchley


Format: eBook
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: February 10, 2009
Price: $15.99

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The Book of Dead Philosophers

Written by Simon Critchley


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: February 10, 2009
Price: $16.95

“To philosophize is to learn how to die.” —Cicero; assassinated by order of Mark Antony

“One who no longer is cannot suffer.” —Lucretius; suicide, allegedly driven mad by a love potion

“Life is solitary, poor, nasty, brutish, and short.” —Hobbes; died in bed, age 91

In this collection of brief lives (and deaths) of... Read more >
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Stay, Illusion!
The Hamlet Doctrine
Written by Simon Critchley and Jamieson Webster


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 22, 2014
Price: $15.95

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 play—Shakespeare’s longest—is more than “passing strange” and... Read more >
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Stay, Illusion!
The Hamlet Doctrine
Written by Simon Critchley and Jamieson Webster


Format: Hardcover, 288 pages
Publisher: Pantheon
On Sale: June 25, 2013
Price: $25.00

The figure of Hamlet haunts our culture like the ghost haunts Shakespeare’s melancholy Dane. Arguably, no literary work is more familiar to us. Everyone knows at least six words from Hamlet, and most people know many more. Yet the play—Shakespeare’s longest—is more than “passing strange,” and it becomes even more complex... Read more >
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Stay, Illusion!
The Hamlet Doctrine
Written by Simon Critchley and Jamieson Webster


Format: eBook, 256 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: June 25, 2013
Price: $11.99

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