Raymond Geuss

Raymond Geuss has taught philosophy in Heidelberg and Princeton; he now teaches in Cambridge.

Poem: ‘Noli admirari’

Raymond Geuss, 12 December 1996

No wonder, Rufus, no girlie will spread her thighs for you unless you bribe her with expensive clothes, jewellery etc. The reason is the bad press you have: People say a he-goat lives in your armpits. Offputting that, distinctly offputting. No chippie likes to bed down in a barnyard. Call off your indecent assault on our noses or stop being surprised when the popsies give you the pass.

A lot of modern political philosophy – at least in the English-speaking world, and in its dominant version, liberalism – sets about applying morality to politics. In what future...

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Ideal Speech

Geoffrey Hawthorn, 19 November 1981

Natural man is born free but is everywhere in chains. ‘Civilised man’, unfortunately, ‘is born and dies a slave. The infant is bound up in swaddling clothes, the corpse is...

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