Simon Critchley

Professor of philosophy

Simon Critchley appears in the following:

Fiction Prescription: The Real Benefits of Made-Up Stories

Monday, November 23, 2015

Science shows that reading fiction makes people more comfortable with uncertainty and improves our ability to see the world from someone else's point of view.

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Geeking Out About David Bowie, And The Book He Inspired

Monday, September 22, 2014

Simon Critchley's new book, Bowie, is part memoir, part philosophical musing. He and fellow David Bowie superfan John Schaefer geek out about their musical hero.


Actor Jeff Goldblum Plays Jazz; Simon Critchley On 'Bowie'

Monday, September 22, 2014

Actor Jeff Goldblum performs with his jazz quintet in the Soundcheck studio. 


Hamlet and the Modern World

Tuesday, July 09, 2013

The figure of Hamlet reverberates in our culture. Psychoanalyst Jamieson Webster and professor of philosophy Simon Critchley, show how the power of Hamlet casts light on the intractable dilemmas of human existence. In Stay, Illusion: The Hamlet Doctrine, the authors show how Hamlet discloses the modern paradox of our lives: how thought and action seem to pull against each other, the one annulling the possibility of the other.

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