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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), "Political Categories: Thinking Beyond Concepts" (2019), "Dump Philosophy: A Phenomenology of Devastation" (2020), and "Hegel's Energy" (2021). For more information, consult his website, www.michaelmarder.org.
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St. Hildegard of Bingen and Us
3 weeks ago

St. Hildegard of Bingen and Us

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My initial engagement with Hildegard’s writings and especially with her notion of viriditas (literally: the greening green; figuratively: a self-refreshing vegetal power of creation ingrained in all finite beings) in …
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The Powerlessness of Philosophy
5 months ago

The Powerlessness of Philosophy

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A towering figure in the study of ancient thought, Pierre Hadot outlined three aspects of pursuing philosophy in Antiquity. Crucial to his distinction was the context of doing philosophy, rather …
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Living-Dying in a Global Dump
9 months ago

Living-Dying in a Global Dump

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Ours is the age of the global dump. And the information without form that sometimes lends a name to postindustrial societies, economies, and ways of crafting knowledge is but a …
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On Knees and Elbows
1 year ago

On Knees and Elbows

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I have always shied away from thinking and writing about “the body,” a theme that had been fashionable in philosophy and social theory at least since the 1980s. Not that …
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Position as a Political Category: Phenomenology and the Eroticism of Power
2 years ago

Position as a Political Category: Phenomenology and the Eroticism of Power

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Two motivations guided my writing of Political Categories. The first, revealed in the preface, was the need to outline the defining features of politics in the face of a neoliberal assault that …
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Trump, Political Categories, and Us
3 years 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
3 years 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

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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

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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

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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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