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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" (2015), "Energy Dreams" (2017), "Heidegger" (2018), "Political Categories" (2019), "Dump Philosophy" (2020), "Hegel's Energy" (2021), "Green Mass" (2021), "Senses of Upheaval" (2021), and "Philosophy for Passengers" (2022). For more information, consult his website, www.michaelmarder.org.
Latest Posts | By Michael Marder
Passenger Guilt (and What to Do about It)
1 week ago

Passenger Guilt (and What to Do about It)

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At this time of an intensifying climate breakdown, it is easy to experience a strong sense of guilt about the carbon emissions from the means of transport we take especially …
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The Strange World of Environmental Fascism
2 months ago

The Strange World of Environmental Fascism

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The recently released Disney computer animated feature Strange World (Don Hall, 2022) revels in political correctness. From the get-go, viewers are acquainted and sympathize with Ethan Clade (Jaboukie Young-White), the …
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Peace to the World, or How Empires Are Made: The 2022 Edition
5 months ago

Peace to the World, or How Empires Are Made: The 2022 Edition

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From many quarters, particularly on the global Left, we hear appeals to peace at the time of a brutal war, which Russia is currently waging against Ukraine. At first glance …
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Vegetal Redemption: A Ukrainian Woman and Russian Soldiers
12 months ago

Vegetal Redemption: A Ukrainian Woman and Russian Soldiers

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Among the many heartrending images from the Russian invasion of Ukraine this week, the one that stands out and haunts me is of a woman confronting heavily armed soldiers on …
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A Sense of Upheaval
1 year ago

A Sense of Upheaval

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We live at a time of great upheavals. Every sphere of existence is now home to the destabilizing forces that are drastically changing the environment, redrawing social boundaries, shaking up …
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St. Hildegard of Bingen and Us
1 year 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
2 years 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
2 years 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
3 years 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
3 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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