Category Archives: friendship

“How Should a Person Be?”: Sheila Heti’s imaginative philosophy

I have a piece up at The Point on “imaginative philosophy” in Sheila Heti’s How Should a Person Be? This is an attempt to put into practice the kind of reading implied by Cora Diamond’s work on meta-ethics and literature, … Continue reading

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Getting to the desk: Lars Iyer on writing and (not) on dignity

Here’s an excellent interview with Lars Iyer (of Spurious) in which he says two things that particularly stuck me. The first is about writing:  It is only by returning to our creative projects, over and over again, that we can achieve anything by … Continue reading

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