Simon Critchley is the author of The Book of Dead Philosophers, Continental Philosophy - A Very Short Introduction and What We Think About When We Think About Football, among other titles. He is Hans Jonas Professor of Philosophy at the New School in New York, and series moderator of 'The Stone', the New York Times philosophy column.
Engaging and thought-provoking without too much abstraction and with just enough detail to add flavour ... It has something of the chatty vigour of a successful seminar discussion ... infectiously enthusiastic ... . There is something genuinely invigorating about Critchley's eager open-mindedness, his willingness to step back from modernity to the ancient world and from philosophy to literature -- Emily Wilson * New Statesman * Simon Critchley beguiles as he illuminates -- David Mitchell Thoughtful, fascinating * New Yorker *