Lecturer, Writing Program, Princeton University
Avram Alpert is a lecturer in the Princeton Writing Program and the author of Global Origins of the Modern Self, from Montaigne to Suzuki (2019) and A Partial Enlightenment: What Modern Literature and Buddhism Can Teach Us About Living Well without Perfection (2021).
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
Philosophy of religion
Modern mindfulness strips Buddhism of its spiritual core. We need an ethics of reincarnation for an interconnected world