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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), "Philosophy for Passengers" (2022), and "The Phoenix Complex" (2023). For more information, consult his website, www.michaelmarder.org.
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We Need to Talk about the Devil: The Return of Theological Politics in Russia (and not only)
2 months ago

We Need to Talk about the Devil: The Return of Theological Politics in Russia (and not only)

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With Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine at a grim two-year anniversary, it might be necessary to supplement the geopolitical commentaries of pundits and technical analyses of military experts with something …
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“Wish” or: Goodbye, Neoliberalism?
5 months ago

“Wish” or: Goodbye, Neoliberalism?

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It is only fitting that the world premiere of Disney’s Wish took place in Los Angeles on November 8, 2023, hours after the end of the longest actors’ union strike …
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The Moment of Truth in Israel
1 year ago

The Moment of Truth in Israel

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Israel’s outgoing Council General to New York, Asaf Zamir, has tied his departure to the mass protests in the country, stating that “what we see today in Israel is an …
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When a Train and a Tunnel are More (or Less) Than a Train and a Tunnel
1 year ago

When a Train and a Tunnel are More (or Less) Than a Train and a Tunnel

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Even the most simplified and superficial reception of psychoanalysis in mass culture has highlighted the sexual symbolism of cars and trains, unconsciously perceived as replacements for the penis. The modern, …
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Passenger Guilt (and What to Do about It)
1 year 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
1 year 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
2 years 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
2 years 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
2 years 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
3 years 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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