Eric Anthamatten

Eric Anthamatten

Eric Anthamatten is a professor of philosophy and humanities atThe New School and Pratt Institute. His work centers on issues of ethics and politics, most especially around criminal justice, as he taught in prisons for a decade. He has been published in The New York Times and The Atlantic. Follow Eric on Twitter @eAnthamatten.


February 3, 2020

Sartre’s analysis of antisemitism, and its godfather, racism, still resonates today.

July 25, 2016

A review of Chancers by Susan Stellin and Graham MacIndoe

February 12, 2014

In Samuel Beckett's classic play 'Waiting for Godot,' two characters wait...and wait...for the arrival of a fellow named Godot.

August 29, 2013

Joana Vasconcelos' art has been described as feminist, political, and provocative.

June 26, 2013

With Alan Cumming performing every major role.

April 24, 2013

An ethical consideration of torture and the hunt for a faceless Osama bin Laden.

July 3, 2012

In the Basements of Buildings, the Beast Stirs

February 10, 2011

Eric Anthamatten reviews this revolutionary moral allegory and masterpiece of global cinema.

June 4, 2010

Prison and the treatment of prisoners is reflective of society at large. If they are silenced, what does it say about us?