Institutional support for critical theory has never been more important, as we currently face a devastating world economic crisis. We have never been more in need of a community of scholars and alliances between institutions to promote the rich tradition of critical theory… One aspect of critical theory—as the philosopher Jacques Derrida long ago reminded us—is to fight for the idea of the university, which promises students the chance to grapple with all the richness of worldwide philosophy.
Why is film becoming increasingly important to philosophers? Is it because it can be a helpful tool in teaching philosophy, in illustrating it? Or is it because film can also think for itself, because it can create its own philosophy? In fact, a popular claim amongst ﬁlm-philosophers is that ﬁlm is no mere handmaiden to [...]