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    • The Stone Reader

    • Modern Philosophy in 133 Arguments
    • By: Peter Catapano - editor, Simon Critchley
    • Narrated by: Sean Pratt, Marguerite Gavin
    • Length: 26 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Once solely the province of ivory-tower professors and college classrooms, contemporary philosophy was finally emancipated from its academic closet in 2010, when "The Stone" was launched in The New York Times. First appearing as an online series, the column quickly attracted millions of readers through its accessible examination of universal topics like the nature of science, consciousness, and morality while also probing more contemporary issues such as the morality of drones, gun control, and the gender divide.

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    • By Dustin A Coates on 04-29-16

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Continental Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction

    • By: Simon Critchley
    • Narrated by: Stephen Bowlby
    • Length: 4 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Simon Critchley's Very Short Introduction shows that Continental philosophy encompasses a distinct set of philosophical traditions and practices, with a compelling range of problems all too often ignored by the analytic tradition. He discusses the ideas and approaches of philosophers such as Kant, Hegel, Nietzsche, Husserl, Heidegger, Sartre, Habermas, Foucault, and Derrida, and introduces key concepts such as existentialism, nihilism, and phenomenology by explaining their place in the Continental tradition.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent essay.

    • By Reader 3615 on 07-14-15

    Regular price: $14.95

    • Bowie

    • By: Simon Critchley, Eric Hanson
    • Narrated by: Simon Critchley
    • Length: 1 hr and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Simon Critchley first encountered David Bowie in the early '70s, when the singer appeared on Britain's most-watched music show, Top of the Pops. His performance of "Starman" mesmerized Critchley: it was "so sexual, so knowing, so strange". Two days later Critchley's mum bought a copy of the single; she liked both the song and the performer's bright orange hair (she had previously been a hairdresser). The seed of a lifelong love affair was thus planted in the mind of her son, aged 12.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • the best music culture theory book that exists

    • By Thomas on 02-20-15

    Regular price: $6.95

    • What We Think About When We Think About Soccer

    • By: Simon Critchley
    • Narrated by: Liam Gerrard
    • Length: 3 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Soccer is the world's most popular sport, inspiring the absolute devotion of countless fans around the globe. But what is it about soccer that makes it so compelling to watch, discuss, and think about? Is it what it says about class, race, or gender? Is it our national, regional, or tribal identities? Simon Critchley thinks it's all of these and more. In his new book, he explains what soccer can tell us about each, and how each informs the way we interpret the game, all while building a new system of aesthetics, or even poetics, that we can use to watch the beautiful game.

    Regular price: $17.49