Samuel Loncar

Editor-in-Chief | Samuel Loncar, Ph.D.

Samuel Loncar is a philosopher and scholar of religion, Editor of The Marginalia Review of Books, and the host of Becoming Human: A Show For A Species In Crisis. He has taught at Yale University and gives consultations, workshops, and lectures.

His work focuses on integrating separated spaces, including philosophy and poetry, science and religion, and the academic-public divide. His speaking and workshop engagements include the United Nations, Oliver Wyman, and Trinity Wall Street’s retreat center.  Learn more about Samuel’s writing, speaking, and teaching at samuelloncar.com. Tweets @SamuelLoncar     samuel.loncar[@]themarginaliareview.com

Publications

Cosmic Humility: Harvard’s Avi Loeb on Extraterrestrials and The Future of Science. Avi Loeb in Conversation with Samuel Loncar.

For The Life of Science: Philip Ball on Quantum Physics and The Writing Life. Philip Ball in Conversation with Samuel Loncar.

Weimar’s Lost Existence: An Introduction to Heidegger. A new story is necessary if we are to discover a way of reading Heidegger that makes sense of his major work.

Scholarship Out of Time: Weimar’s Lost Existence. On Anachronism in Philosophy, Religion, and Heidegger’s Existence and Time (Sein und Zeit).

Christianity’s Shadow Founder: Marcion, Anti-Judaism, and the Birth of Protestant Liberalism. On Protestantism’s Anti-Judaic roots.

Is Philosophy Magic? The Roots of Reason in Parmenides. On illness, madness, and the end of what we are.

Science and Human Values. An Interview with Peter Harrison.

Poetry: Politics, Religion, and Peace.  An Interview with poet and theologian, Pádraig Ó Tuama, host of  Poetry Unbound with On Being, NPR. 

Irony in the Age of Trump.  Irony does not solve our problems, it simply lets us see them and call them what they are.

A Search for the Holy Grail: on D.W. Pasulka’s ‘American Cosmic: UFOs, Religion, and Technology. On the idea of truth as power that motivates, delights, and disturbs.

Antisemitism Is Our Problem. A response to the Tree of Life shootings.

The Therapy of Desire: Toward a Revolutionary Philosophy . On how philosophy can deepen our humility and humanity.

Resurrecting the Soul in a Secular Age. On Mark Edmundson’s Self and Soul: A Defense of Ideals .

Decolonizing Philosophy.  Samuel Loncar Interviews Carlos Fraenkel and Peter Adamson about Islam, Reason, and Religion.

The Protestant Reformation as a Metaphysical Revolution. Part of the Reformation forum.

The Wisdom of Death. On Costica Bradatan’s Dying for Ideas: The Dangerous Lives of the Philosophers.

An America Without Borders. On the meaning of America.

Science vs. Religion and Other Modern Myths. On Peter Harrison’s The Territories of Science and Religion, and Jerry Coyne’s Faith versus Fact: Why Science and Religion are Incompatible.

How to Be Human in a Machine World. On Geoff Colvin’s Humans Are Underrated: What High Achievers Know That Brilliant Machines Never Will.

American Memory, American Tragedy. On the Charleston murders and America, past and present.

The Vibrant Religious Life of Silicon Valley, and Why It’s Killing the Economy. On Jaron Lanier’s Who Owns the Future?

Are Evangelicals the New Liberals? On David Hollinger’s After Cloven Tongues of Fire and Molly Worthen’s Apostles of Reason.

Enlightened Religion? Idealism as the History and Destiny of Modern Theology. On Gary Dorrien’s Kantian Reason and Hegelian Spirit: The Idealist Logic of Modern Theology.