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Nov 13, 2023

Slavoj Žižek (University of London, New York University, University of Ljubljana)

Freedom: A Disease Without Cure

We are all afraid that new dangers pose a threat to our hard-won freedoms, so what deserves attention is precisely the notion of freedom.

The concept of freedom is deceptively simple. We think...

Oct 22, 2023

Bence Nanay (Antwerp) 

Mental Imagery: Philosophy, Psychology, Neuroscience

Mental Imagery: Philosophy, Psychology, Neuroscience is about mental imagery and the important work it does in our mental life. It plays a crucial role in the vast majority of our perceptual episodes. It also helps us understand many of...

Oct 6, 2023

Clancy Martin (University of Missouri in Kansas City; Ashoka University in Delhi, India) 

How not to kill yourself: A portrait of the suicidal mind.

FINALIST FOR THE KIRKUS PRIZE FOR NONFICTION • A MOST ANTICIPATED BOOK • An intimate, insightful, at times even humorous blend of memoir and philosophy that examines...

Jun 15, 2023

Lorraine Daston (Committee on Social Thought U. Chicago, Max Planck Institute, Berlin Institute for Advanced Study)

Rules: A Short History of What We Live By (The Lawrence Stone Lectures) 

A panoramic history of rules in the Western world

Rules order almost every aspect of our lives. They set our work hours, dictate how...

Jun 15, 2023

Wendy Brown (Princeton)

Nihilistic Times: Thinking with Max Weber (The Tanner Lectures on Human Values)

One of America’s leading political theorists analyzes the nihilism degrading―and confounding―political and academic life today. Through readings of Max Weber’s Vocation Lectures, she proposes ways to counter...