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Samir Chopra
Professor of Philosophy, Brooklyn College, City University of New York

Samir Chopra is professor of philosophy at Brooklyn College of the City University of New York. He is the author of several books, including A Legal Theory for Autonomous Artificial Agents (2011). He writes online at samirchopra.com and at The Nation, The Los Angeles Review of Books and Jacobin, among others. 

Written by Samir Chopra

Essay/
Human rights and justice
End intellectual property

Copyrights, patents and trademarks are all important, but the term ‘intellectual property’ is nonsensical and pernicious

Samir Chopra

Essay/
Mental health
The usefulness of dread

My anxiety has been lifelong but I would not wish it away. It has made me the philosopher – and person – that I am today

Samir Chopra