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Simon Critchley

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
Vintage | Trade Paperback | February 2009
$18.00/0.00(Canada) | 978-0-307-39043-1 (0-307-39043-8)

In this collection of brief lives (and deaths) of nearly two hundred of the world's greatest thinkers, noted philosopher Simon Critchley creates a register of mortality that is tragic, amusing, absurd, and exemplary. From the self-mocking haikus of Zen masters on their deathbeds to the last words of Christian saints and...

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Stay, Illusion!
Written by Simon Critchley and Jamieson Webster
Vintage | Trade Paperback | April 2014
$15.95/18.95(Canada) | 978-0-307-95048-2 (0-307-95048-4)

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






What We Think About When We Think About Soccer
Written by Simon Critchley
Penguin Books | Hardcover | October 2017
$20.00/27.00(Canada) | 978-0-14-313267-7 (0-14-313267-9)

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 compelling to watch, discuss, and think about?... Read more





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