Research Fellow, The New Institute
Avram Alpert is a research fellow at The New Institute in Hamburg. His books include A Partial Enlightenment: What Modern Literature and Buddhism Can Teach Us About Living Well without Perfection (2021) and The Good-Enough Life (2022).
There are no transcendent insights that rise above human difference. Yet wisdom exists if we look in the right places
Philosophy of religion
Modern mindfulness strips Buddhism of its spiritual core. We need an ethics of reincarnation for an interconnected world
History of ideas
Philosophy’s systemic racism
It’s not just that Hegel and Rousseau were racists. Racism was baked into the very structure of their dialectical philosophy