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  • Samuel Loncar

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


Samuel Loncar is a philosopher, artist, and editor curating and creating new knowledge at the intersection of science, religion, art, and technology. He is Editor of The Marginalia Review of Books and the Director of the Meanings of Science Project. He has taught at Yale University, University of Bamberg, 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


Selected Publications

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



Poems of Fire: The Vision of Makoto Fujimura.  On Fujimura’s Art + Faith.



Scholarship Out Of Time: Weimar’s Lost Existence. On the uncritical and anachronistic employment of major concepts to organize academic disciplines and how the scholarship they create reproduces the ideological structures and history those concepts embody and enable.


Science as a Human Story: The Royal Society Recognizes Philip Ball. In conversation with Philip Ball on receiving The Royal Society’s Wilkins-Bernal-Medawar Medal and Lecture, which is given for “excellence in a subject relating to the history, philosophy or social function of science.”



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


Science and Human Values: In Conversation with Peter Harrison.  On the public understanding of science and religion in the modern world.


A Small Good Thing. A conversation with the editor of Books & Culture, John Wilson.


The Therapy of Desire: Toward a Revolutionary Philosophy. On what is essential for living the philosophical life.


Poetry: Politics, Religion, and Peace: An Interview with Pádraig Ó Tuama.  On poetry in Ireland, activism, the death of god, and the work of conflict resolution.



Irony in The Age of Trump.  On irony as a lost virtue in need of recovery.


Antisemitism Is Our Problem. On Christianity’s antisemitic legacy.

Decolonizing Philosophy.  Interview with Carlos Fraenkel and Peter Adamson about Islam, reason, and religion.


The Protestant Reformation as a Metaphysical Revolution. On the intellectual revolution of the modern age.


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


Racial Murder: American Memory, American Tragedy. On the June 17, 2015 Charleston shooting and America’s identity, past and present.


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


Beyond Borders, America, Immigration, and the Future of Information. On America, Immigration, and the Future of Information.


How to Be Human in a Machine World.  On Geoff Colvin’s Humans Are Underrated: What High Achievers Know That Brilliant Machines Never Will. (2015)


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