Simon Critchley is a philosopher. He currently teaches at The New School in New York, and has written extensively on the history of philosophy, political theory, religion, ethics and aesthetics. He moderates "The Stone", an opinion series in The New York Times, that features the writings of contemporary philosophers on issues that include art, war, ethics, gender and popular culture. In 2013 he conceived and curated The School of Death in association with Cabinet Magazine.
He is the author of numerous books, including The Book of Dead Philosophers; Faith of the Faithless; and How to Stop Living and Start Worrying. His most recent publication is The Hamlet Doctrine, co-authored with Jamieson Webster.