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The Philosophical Salon

True to the tradition of public intellectual engagement, the Philosophical Salon is a place where contemporary thinkers can discuss today's crucial issues. In cooperation with our two columnists and e

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Theory and Education

“Is Theory Critical?” was a question recently put to some of us publicly. I myself interpreted this question institutionally and practically: how

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The Case of Martyr-Philosophers

Suppose there is a manner of doing philosophy that, strictly speaking, doesn’t involve writing and speech-making, lecturing and teaching—indeed, a form of

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A Common European Culture

European citizen, of French nationality, Bulgarian by birth and American by adoption, I am not insensitive to harsh critiques of Europe, but

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How FOMO controls us

We’re continually being bombarded with suggestions about what we might do (go jet skiing, study in Colorado, visit the Maldives or see

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The future of universities

University has not always been the unwieldy bureaucratic machine that it is now. From the end of the eighteenth century onwards, European

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Sharing in a global and multicultural context

We live in a world which is perpetually on the verge of tightening, or altogether closing, its political and other human-made borders.

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Recommendations and criticism in the digital age

The cultural section of newspapers is one of the traditional bastions of criticism. It is here that books, music and theater plays

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Slavoj Žižek on Ferguson and violence

In August 2014, violent protests exploded in Ferguson, a suburb of St. Louis, after a policeman shot to death an unarmed black

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