Philosopher Simon Critchley writes about the history of human thought with generosity and open-minded curiosity. His newest book, Bald, is a collection of writings from his New York Times column, ‘The Stone’, which covers a vast cultural spectrum, from Socrates to David Bowie to Mormonism. On this episode, he presents his lecture on ‘Pandemic Mysticism’ alongside a few recordings by the monks of Simonpetra monastery.
Produced by ArtReview and Ross Simonini
Featured image: fresco at Vatopedi monastery, Mt Athos; courtesy Jim Forest (Flickr, Creative Commons)