Kristeva Circle Call for Papers

Here at Emory University we will be hosting the upcoming meeting of the Julia Kristeva Circle, October 3-5, 2019. The theme of the meeting will be Trajectories of Psychoanalysis. Keynote speakers are Emanuela Bianchi of New York University’s department of comp lit and Jill Gentile, a practicing psychoanalyst and a faculty member of the NYU… Continue reading Kristeva Circle Call for Papers

On the Periphery in Crete

I’m sitting on the porch of my family’s Cretan home, overlooking the city in the valley and the Aegean Sea beyond. I’ve been back here in Iraklion for a week, after four days in the Greek capital, Athens. As always, I’m finding the contrast between the two—Crete, the home of the Minoans, and Athens, the… Continue reading On the Periphery in Crete

Public Philosophy Call for Proposals

The Public Philosophy Network invites proposals by September 15 for its fourth conference on Advancing Public Philosophy, Boulder, Colorado, February 8 to 10, 2018. Originally scheduled to take place in Denton, Texas, the organizers changed the venue due to the  recent passage of a discriminatory Texas law that prompted California to issue a ban against state-funded travel… Continue reading Public Philosophy Call for Proposals

2018 Public Philosophy Network Conference

The Public Philosophy Network is pleased to announce that the Public Philosophy Network’s next conference on Advancing Public Philosophy will take place February 8-10, 2018, at the University of North Texas.  UNT is located in Denton, Texas, less than 30 miles from the Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport. Details and a call for participants will be… Continue reading 2018 Public Philosophy Network Conference

Kettering Review 2016 online

The 2016 issue of the Kettering Review is now available online here and includes essays by Cornelius Castoriadis, Amartya Sen, Albena Azmanova, Merab Mamardashvili, Asef Bayet, and Elinor Ostrom. Here’s an excerpt of my editor’s letter: Democracy may now seem mainstream, but at heart it is a radical idea: human beings can create self-governing practices out of… Continue reading Kettering Review 2016 online

Fascism in the U.S.A., here, now

Let there be no doubt. Just one week after taking office, Trump has turned the U.S.A. into a fascist state. With complete disregard for freedom of religion and dignity of human beings, he is at this very moment detaining refugees in our airports. He has instituted a religious test on who may enter—Christians, not Muslims—sending… Continue reading Fascism in the U.S.A., here, now

First Order of the New Order

Who needs any ethics nowadays? From the New York Times: WASHINGTON — House Republicans, overriding their top leaders, voted on Monday to significantly curtail the power of an independent ethics office set up in 2008 in the aftermath of corruption scandals that sent three members of Congress to jail. The move to effectively kill the Office… Continue reading First Order of the New Order

Making Fun of the Alt-Right

Many of those emboldened by the election of soon-to-be 45 are already firing up their hate machines, one being a watchlist of supposed radical, un-American philosophers. Yeah, here we go again. I’m not even going to link to it. Just note that the attempt is to intimidate and silence genuine intellectual inquiry, especially any that… Continue reading Making Fun of the Alt-Right