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The self-medication of complacency

BJØRNEBOE FILM: Is it the freedom we are afraid of? asks film director Terje Dragseth.

From naïve national socialism to a renewed ecological philosophy?

Hein Berdinesen, Lars Petter Storm Torjussen: Heidegger's wills. Philosophy, Nazism and Black Booklets Edited by Dreyers Forlag, Norway
CONCLUSION: As existential anxiety today rises among people, Heidegger's philosophy may have some utility. Is it therefore possible to read parts of him today without just focusing on his Nazi sympathies?

Healthy skepticism about alternative perspectives

Asbjørn Dyrendal, Terje Emberland: What are conspiracy theories?
Conspiracy Theories: The Internet is teeming with conspiracy theories that can be both a driving force and a tool for political propaganda and suspicion of the opposing party.

The Chernobyl disaster – a Soviet science fiction?

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Nuclear disaster: As a major docu-fiction, the Chernobyl miniseries is now on HBO. The series reveals that the Soviet authorities were on a misunderstood line of reassurance. But the same thing happened in Norway.

Krimmigrasjons policy

Thomas Ugelvik: Social control
Hot communitarian trends locally can go hand in hand with the development of spider-like surveillance institutions or fence building nationally and internationally. What is Social Control?

When the self breaks down

Paul Møller: Schizophrenia
Schizophrenia is still a mystery to researchers, but Paul Møller has provided us with a knowledgeable book on the phenomenon.

Athens: On the plain within the four mountains

Several: PHILOSOPHICAL JOURNAL: Agora – Journal of Metaphysical Speculation
The last issue of the philosophical journal Agora presents a collection of texts written by, among others, Freud, Derrida and Heidegger, under the title Athens. It is a very ambitious and interesting project.

Violence culture versus anarchism

Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy: Westworld – Season 2
The television series Westworld is a laboratory for civilization experiments, with universal ethical dilemmas as a consequence.

Brain research does not meet man as a thinking being

Markus Gabriel: I Am Not a Brain
Modern brain research today has an unquestionable guiding star role in recent science and research policy. Markus Gabriel calls into question this status and position, and shows that nothing less than our freedom is at stake.