Join the 12-hour sunset-to-sunrise festival of ideas and performance, bringing together philosophers, musicians, artists and authors from around the world, with appearances by five contributors to the Times' philosophy series, The Stone.
Coinciding with the 50th anniversary of student-led protests around the world, A Night of Philosophy and Ideas will explore collective action and how it can motivate change at this all-night marathon of philosophical ideas and performances. George Yancy, author of “Dear White America” and Emory University professor of philosophy, will deliver a keynote address. You can read the full schedule here, and join us for Times activities at the festival.
Talks by Contributors to The Stone
The New York Times Opinion section’s forum for philosophers and other thinkers on issues both timely and timeless.
Better Living Through Feminism / Linda Alcoff at 8 p.m.
Women, sex and why consent is not enough.
Better Living Through Buddhism / Robert Wright at 11 p.m.
How mindfulness meditation can free you from unproductive thoughts and feelings and deepen your appreciation of Buddhist philosophy.
Better Living Through Stoicism / Massimo Pigliucci at 12:30 a.m.
How the philosophy practiced by Seneca and Marcus Aurelius can help us through uncertain times.
Better Living Through Soccer / Simon Critchley at 4:30 a.m.
Why it is more than a game and fans are not fanatic.
Flash Philosophy: Write Now! At 2 a.m.
Drop some on-the-spot wisdom on the New York Times editors of The Stone, as they host a 20-minute open writing session. Musings and manifestos welcome. All work will be considered for publication in The Stone. Paper and pencils will be provided.