How to Stop Living and Start Worrying: Conversations with Carl Cederström
1 Life 1
2 Philosophy 27
3 Death 37
4 Love 60
5 Humour 77
6 Authenticity 102
Boyd Tonkin, The Independent
"The pages are stuffed with reminiscence and intriguing passing ideas as well as more arguments (of greater or lesser plausability) than most books twice the length. The intellectual register soars and plunges in a pleasing rhythm."
Steven Poole, The Guardian
"Apart from his charming autobiography, Critchley is remarkably adept at clearly explaining quite difficult ideas."
Nina Power, Philosophers' Magazine
"Carl Cederstrom's book of interviews with Simon Critchley, reminded me that I was not the only tinnitus-blighted Scouser to be fighting the good fight for 'Continental' philosophy!"
Mark Thwaite, Ready Steady Book
"An indispensable resource to anyone interested in Critchley's writing."
A Piece of Monologue
"After reading this book, I was, I must admit, sorely tempted to answer Camus's famous question in the affirmative."
David Shields, author of Reality Hunger
- A witty and erudite introduction to the thought of popular philosopher Simon Critchley. These conversations give an intimate portrait of one of the most provocative and engaging philosophers writing today.
- Features a revealing biographical interview with Critchley, and a sustained philosophical reflection on love, a topic previously unaddressed in his work.
- Includes a fascinating debate with the critically acclaimed novelist Tom McCarthy, author of Remainder (Vintage, 2007) and C (Knopf, 2010).
- Through a series of accessible conversations, Simon Critchley outlines his own compelling approach to the classic philosophical problem of how to live a meaningful life.