Image

About Michael Marder

Michael Marder is IKERBASQUE Research Professor at the University of the Basque Country, Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain. His most recent books include “Pyropolitics: When the World Is Ablaze” (2015), "Dust" (2016), with Anaïs Tondeur, "The Chernobyl Herbarium" (2016), and, with Luce Irigaray, "Through Vegetal Being" (2016). Reach him at michael.marder@gmail.com or on Twitter @michael_marder.
Latest Posts | By Michael Marder
Dreaming of Energy, Otherwise
2 months ago

Dreaming of Energy, Otherwise

By  •  Debates

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 …
Read More

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

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

By  •  Debates

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 …
Read More

Chernobyl as an Event: Thirty Years After
11 months ago

Chernobyl as an Event: Thirty Years After

By  •  Debates

THERE ARE THOSE EXCEPTIONAL INSTANCES, in which a date or a place stands for a particular event that happened then and there. “9/11” and “Chernobyl” symbolize in a recognizable shorthand …
Read More

Trump Metaphysics
1 year ago

Trump Metaphysics

By  •  Debates

QUITE UNEXPECTEDLY, a whole slew of philosophical — I would even say “metaphysical” — issues have come up on the Republican side of the primaries this election season. How to …
Read More

David Bowie’s Stardust Twilight
1 year ago

David Bowie’s Stardust Twilight

By  •  Debates

DAVID BOWIE, whose death on January 10 came as a shock to millions of his fans around the world, had a profound impact on generations of listeners. Beyond the appreciation …
Read More

The Meaning of “Clean Energy”
1 year ago

The Meaning of “Clean Energy”

By  •  Debates

AS THE GLOBAL CONFERENCE on climate change is taking place in Paris, it is time to contemplate the meaning of “clean energy.” In the West, the word energy is marked …
Read More

Smart as an Oak?
2 years ago

Smart as an Oak?

By  •  Debates

It is a long-standing bias to consider human beings the sole intelligent creatures on earth. If intelligence is defined on the basis of our behavioral traits, including the capacities to …
Read More

The Muslim ‘No’
2 years ago

The Muslim ‘No’

By  •  Debates

Each of the three monotheistic religions, commonly referred to as ‘Abrahamic’, has its own affirmation of faith, a single statement held to be fundamental by its adherents.

In Judaism, such …
Read More