Avram Alpert

Author

Fellow at The New Institute in Hamburg, Germany, Avram Alpert is the author of three books, The Good Enough Life (Princeton University Press, 2022) being the latest.

Alpert works to understand what values we can live by in a world as connected, chaoticm and potentially catastrophic as the present.
After receiving his PhD, he has taught at Rutgers and Princeton University. With Rit Prenmnath, he co-edited and co-managed the programming of Shifter Magazine from 2014-2021. In 2018, with Meleko Mokgosi and Anthea Behm, he cofounded the Interdisciplinary Art and Theory Program at Jack Shainman Gallery.

His other books are : Global Origins of the Modern Self, from Montaigne to Suzuki (SUNY Press, 2019) and A Partial Enlightenment : What Modern Literature and Buddhism Can Teach Us About Living Well without Perfection (Columbia University Press, 2021).
His writing has also appeared in Aeon, The Chronicle of Higher Education, the Los Angeles Review of Books, The New York Times, the Washington Post, Truhout, and elsewhere.

Fellow at The New Institute in Hamburg, Germany, Avram Alpert is the author of three books, The Good Enough Life (Princeton University Press, 2022) being the latest.

Alpert works to understand what values we can live by in a world as connected, chaoticm and potentially catastrophic as the present.
After receiving his PhD, he has taught at Rutgers and Princeton University. With Rit Prenmnath, he co-edited and co-managed the programming of Shifter Magazine from 2014-2021. In 2018, with Meleko Mokgosi and Anthea Behm, he cofounded the Interdisciplinary Art and Theory Program at Jack Shainman Gallery.

His other books are : Global Origins of the Modern Self, from Montaigne to Suzuki (SUNY Press, 2019) and A Partial Enlightenment : What Modern Literature and Buddhism Can Teach Us About Living Well without Perfection (Columbia University Press, 2021).
His writing has also appeared in Aeon, The Chronicle of Higher Education, the Los Angeles Review of Books, The New York Times, the Washington Post, Truhout, and elsewhere.

Website
www.avramalpert.com
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