Simon Critchley is Hans Jonas Professor at the New School for Social Research in New York. He also teaches at Tilburg University and the European Graduate School. His last book was The Mattering of Matter. Documents from the Archive of the International Necronautical Society (with Tom McCarthy, Sternberg, Berlin, 2012) and his next book is Stay, Illusion! The Hamlet Doctrine (Pantheon, New York, 2013).