Simon Critchley is Hans Jonas Professor at the New School for Social Research. His books include Very Little…Almost Nothing, Infinitely Demanding, The Book of Dead Philosophers, The Faith of the Faithless, The Mattering of Matter, Documents from the Archive of the International Necronautical Society (with Tom McCarthy) and Stay, Illusion! The Hamlet Doctrine (with Jamieson Webster). An experimental new work, Memory Theatre, and a book called Bowie were both published in 2014. He is moderator of ‘The Stone’, a philosophy column in The New York Times, to which he is a frequent contributor.