Simon Critchley

Simon Critchley is the Hans Jonas Professor of Philosophy at the New School for Social Research. His work engages in many areas: continental philosophy, philosophy and literature, psychoanalysis, ethics, and political theory, among others. He has written on topics as diverse as David Bowie, religion, and suicide. His books include Very Little…Almost Nothing (1997), Infinitely Demanding (2007), The Book of Dead Philosophers (2009), and The Faith of the Faithless (2012). Recent works include a novella, Memory Theatre, a book-length essay, Notes on Suicide, and studies of David Bowie and Football. His most recent book is Tragedy, The Greeks and Us (Pantheon, 2019).


ARTICLES FEATURING SIMON

Living the Tension

Matthew Clemente reads "Notes on Suicide" by Simon Critchley, recently reissued by Fitzcarraldo Editions....


For Crying Out Loud

John Kaag considers "Tragedy, the Greeks and Us," the recently published book by Simon Critchley....


A Static Form of Remembrance

Simon Critchley’s first novel is a postmodern, virulently metafictional blend of essay, autobiography, apocalyptic revelation, and historical examination....


The Nietzsche Doctrine

DURING A LONG, misogynistic, masochistic tirade early in his eponymous play, Hamlet accuses himself of being a coward who “Must, like ...


The Secularist’s Dogma: Simon Critchley’s “The Faith of the Faithless”


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