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About Michael Marder

Michael Marder is Ikerbasque Research Professor of Philosophy at the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU), Spain. Among his books are "Pyropolitics: When the World Is Ablaze" (2015), "Energy Dreams: Of Actuality" (2017), "Heidegger: Phenomenology, Ecology, Politics" (2018), and "Political Categories: Thinking Beyond Concepts" (2019). Reach him at michael.marder@gmail.com or on Twitter @michael_marder.
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Trump, Political Categories, and Us
4 months ago

Trump, Political Categories, and Us

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All thinking bears the stamp of the unique time when and the place where it happens. Political philosophy is not an exception to this rule. Perhaps, it is still more …
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All the World’s a Dump
8 months ago

All the World’s a Dump

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Every day, scientific studies, media reports, and visceral experiences of the rapidly deteriorating state of the environment hit us with a growing and disconcerting force. In drinking water, microplastics abound, …
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Heidegger’s Eternal Triangle
12 months ago

Heidegger’s Eternal Triangle

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On July 20, 2014, I published a small article titled “A Fight for the Right to Read Heidegger” in “The Stone” column of the New York Times. Predictably enough, given …
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Burning Ourselves to Death
1 year ago

Burning Ourselves to Death

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In the early hours of Saturday, April 14, 2018, charred remains of prominent New York lawyer, David S. Buckel, were found in Prospect Park. According to the note he left …
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Apocalypse Then: A Year of Trump
1 year ago

Apocalypse Then: A Year of Trump

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We live in a postapocalyptic world.

Mind you, this is not a grim statement about the total devastation of our planet. I am not referring to the global environmental calamity …
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We, the Orphans of October
2 years ago

We, the Orphans of October

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It’s November 7, 1987. Along with hundreds, if not thousands, of other children I am in the main hall of Moscow’s Revolution Museum, since renamed State Central Museum of the …
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What doesn’t belong in this group: Israel, Trump, Freedom of the Press?

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Rather than do some soul-searching with regard to his disastrous decision to interfere with the status quo at the al-Aqsa Mosque, Binyamin Netanyahu has been busy condemning others over the …
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Can Democracy Save the Planet?
2 years ago

Can Democracy Save the Planet?

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Donald Trump’s announcement of US withdrawal from the Paris climate change treaty was far from unexpected. Both before and after being elected president, he publically and unswervingly, online and in …
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Dreaming of Energy, Otherwise
2 years ago

Dreaming of Energy, Otherwise

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We are enthralled with energy. From the political slogan seeking “energy independence” in the US to the calories burnt during an intense exercise routine at a local gym or consumed …
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The Con Artistry of the Deal: Trump, the Reality-TV President
3 years ago

The Con Artistry of the Deal: Trump, the Reality-TV President

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Four days prior to the US presidential elections, I read Trump’s The Art of the Deal—a manual for con artists and, as it turned out, an updated version of Machiavelli’s …
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