Tag: Philosophy

The spectre of Jacques Derrida haunts the world. Sixteen years after his death, he remains one of the most polarising figures in Western intellectual life, lauded and reviled in equal measure. (More…)

We are living in a post-truth society, so we are told, in which everything is permitted, and the power of assertion is now equal to or greater than that of ascertainable facts. (More…)

As far as philosophers go, few qualify for the household name category in Germany more than 91-year-old Jürgen Habermas. (More…)

No experience marked the life and work of Theodor Adorno so deeply as the confrontation with National Socialism. (More…)

I’ve been very lucky in lockdown. I’m on the first floor of a small block, not two dozen floors up, shut into a little box where the windows don’t open and the lift is always broken. (More…)

Today’s philosophers don’t do well in crises. The case of Giorgio Agamben, in which he wrongly downplayed the danger posed by COVID-19, is a perfect example. (More…)

The crisis through which we (or at least most of us) are now living is defined by biopolitics. (More…)