Armenian Avanessian: Future Metaphysics PHILOSOPHY: We are now in the violence of the future: the most important thing in life is increasingly something that has not happened yet. Philosophy must re-evaluate its old metaphysical categories.
Yifei Li, Judith Shapiro Polity: China Goes Green – Coercive Environmentalism for a Troubled Planet ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY: The future of the world depends on China taking its environmental commitments seriously
Paul Wapner: Is Wildness Over? NATURE: The attempt to control nature's wildness locally has created uncontrolled effects globally. Do we have to freeze and sweat more in the future, or is civilization far wilder?
Alistair Gee, Dani Anguiano: Fire in Paradise – An American Tragedy The ecology of the landscape: Who is responsible for the fires? With this year's forest fire season in California and Oregon, are we witnessing a new kind of "cultural disaster"?
Erland Kiøsterud: The first words FICTION: In Kiøsterud's quiet recluse novel, life is weighed against the pain in a quest for reconciliation. Nature remains silent and ambiguous, even when the protagonist tries to step aside with his demands for meaning.
Peder Anker: The Power of the Periphery. How Norway Became an Environmental Pioneer for the World ENVIRONMENTAL PIONEERS: The story of the history of Norwegian environmental thinking is an ambivalent portrait of Norway's imagined role as an environmental nation.
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