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Simon Critchley, PhD

Simon Critchley, PhD

Simon Critchley is Chair and Professor of philosophy at The New School for Social Research. Critchley studied philosophy at the University of Essex (BA 1985, PhD 1988,) and at the University of Nice (M.Phil. 1987). Critchley was appointed a lecturer in philosophy at Essex in 1989, becoming reader in philosophy in 1995, and professor in 1999. Critchley was president of the British Society for Phenomenology from 1994-99. In 1997 and 2001 he held a Humboldt Research Fellowship in philosophy at Frankfurt. Between 1998-2004, he was a programme director of the College international de philosophie, Paris. In 2006-7 he was a scholar at the Getty Research Institute in Los Angeles. He has held visiting professorships at numerous universities, and in 2009 he was appointed a part-time professor of philosophy at Tilburg University in the Netherlands. Critchley is also a professor of philosophy at the European Graduate School.

Critchley's work centers on continental philosophy, phenomenology, philosophy and literature, psychoanalysis, and the ethical and the political. His recent books include Infinitely Demanding: Ethics of Commitment, Politics of Resistance, (Verso, 2007), The Book of Dead Philosophers, (Granta Books, 2008), and On Heidegger's Being and Time, with Reiner Schürmann, edited by Steven Levine, (Routledge, 2008).

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