The Stone (blog)

The Stone is the New York Times philosophy series, edited by the Times opinion editor Peter Catapano and moderated by Simon Critchley. It was established in May 2010 as a regular feature of The New York Times Opinion section, with the goal of providing argument and commentary informed by or with a focus on philosophy.[1] The series, as described on the Times website "features the writing of contemporary philosophers and other thinkers on issues both timely and timeless." More than a dozen of the essays in the series have been chosen as winners of the American Philosophical Association's public op-ed contests. Works from the series have been collected into two volumes — "The Stone Reader: Modern Philosophy in 133 Arguments" and "Modern Ethics in 77 Arguments," both published by Liveright.

The Stone
Type of site
Online philosophy series
Available inEnglish
Created byPeter Catapano, Simon Critchley
EditorsPeter Catapano, Simon Critchley
LaunchedMay 2010; 11 years ago (2010-05)
Current statusOnline

Over the years, many essays published in the series have won the American Philosophical Association Public Philosophy Op-ed Prize, including four of the five winners in 2020.[2] The New York Times announced in May of 2021 that the series would be ended, as part of a rebranding of the editorial page and a move away from labeled columns.[3]



  1. ^ The New York Times Starts New Philosophy Blog
  2. ^ American Philosophical Association. "Public Philosophy Op-Ed Contest". Retrieved 26 May 2021.
  3. ^ Weinberg, Justin. "The New York Times Eliminates Dedicated Philosophy Column". Daily Nous. Retrieved 26 May 2021.

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