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.
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 … Read More
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 … Read More
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 … Read More
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, … Read More