Alexander Stern


Alexander Stern is the author of The Fall of Language: Benjamin and Wittgenstein on Meaning and teaches philosophy at Loyola University New Orleans. He has written for the LA Review of BooksAeon, The Chronicle of Higher Education, and The New York Times.

Opinion Fetishism

from Distinctions That Define and Divide, Volume 23, Number 2

In any case, trying to use Twitter as a public square is like hiking the Matterhorn at Disneyland. Like the Matterhorn, Twitter is an amusement, not a place for exploration.

Critical Theory and the Newest Left

Corporations are not defanging a threatening ideology but welcoming it back home from a field trip.

Opinion Fetishism

Without the distance between self and thought, self and utterance, we are unable to entertain, probe, or debate ideas.