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), co-authored with Laurence White. He writes online at samirchopra.com and at The Nation, The Los Angeles Review of Books and Jacobin, among others.

Written by Samir Chopra

Artist Anish Kapoor’s installation Descent in to Limbo at the Serralves Foundation, Portugal. Kapoor has exclusive artistic licence to use Vantablack, the blackest of black pigments developed by UK-based NanoSystems. Photo courtesy Filipe Braga © Fundação de Serralves

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

Detail from Farewell (1914) by August Macke. Museum Ludwig, Cologne. Photo courtesy Wikipedia

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