Anders Dunk
Anders Dunk. (61 articles) Philosopher. Permanent literary critic in MODERN TIMES. Translator.

China as the leader of an ecological civilization

ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY: The future of the world depends on China taking its environmental commitments seriously

“It would is not over. Long live what it would be! ”

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?

The fires are natural for the landscape!

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"?

Is it a pity for America?

Great power madness? America's shadowy sides have for many made fatal love and the relationship destructive. Bjørneboe's indignation towards America was of the solidarity type.

How to live in a world where the very unfolding of life causes violence?

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.

The Norwegian double standard

ENVIRONMENTAL PIONEERS: The story of the history of Norwegian environmental thinking is an ambivalent portrait of Norway's imagined role as an environmental nation.

The age of panic

KATE stanza: We humans have lost control of the development we have initiated. The catastrophe is a warning that comes too late, and the elites make themselves unresponsive to the danger signals. Can we avoid panicky escape from the common problems?

From stone age hunting to industrial slaughter

PLANT COST: Is there no way beyond meat?

Dormant ideological viruses

CROWN: Will a far more favorable ideological virus spread and hopefully infect us, the virus that makes us think of another society, beyond the nation-state, a society that realizes itself as global solidarity and cooperation?

Simply earthlings

Migrant: How hospitable can you expect to be? Those who do not belong anywhere become poets, because they have to invent a new form of world citizenship, writes Alain Badiou.

The pandemic will create a new world order

INTERVIEW: According to activist and historian Mike Davis, wild reservoirs, like bats, contain up to 400 types of coronavirus that are just waiting to spread to other animals and humans.

The nature of man's blind zone

A GOOD NATURE? In the philosopher Arne Johan Vetlesen's new book, the environmental problems are a symptom that our thinking is completely wrong. May we perhaps open ourselves to the fact that everything around us is the soul?
Kenguru Flinders Chase. Photo: Ranveig Eckhoff

The fire disaster as a turning point

PYROCEN: According to Bronwyn Lay, the catastrophic fires in Australia can be an opportunity to learn from Aboriginal interactions with nature.
Sea of ​​Shadows Director Richard Ladkani

Criminal networks eradicate wild species

ILLEGAL Catch: Chinese mafia deals with swim bladders from fish, Mexican fishermen are pressed into criminal activity and police are terrified.
Human Nature. Director Adam Bolt

Ambivalent about gene manipulation

GENREDIGERING The new gene technology is putting a lot of risk on patients, parents and researchers. When letting nature take its course becomes controversial, choice itself becomes a problem.

Political climate change

TURNING POINT: Naomi Klein stands out as credible when she advocates a total transformation of society - a fight for justice in the name of climate.
iHUMAN Director Tonje Hessen Schei

To unleash the demons of artificial intelligence

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE: The film draws us into a dark and fascinating field of research. But are we convinced that the development of artificial intelligence is beyond our control?

Gonzo interpretation of Surrealism's sorceress

COMPROMISE: The book by artist Leonora Carrington is a journey into the jungle of surrealism, a successful escape from the conventional and a fantasy infiltration of the established.

From individual participation to authoritarian politics

POLICY: Does technology development destabilize modern democracies? China can be seen as a positive counterpart to the West.

A dangerous transhumanism

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE: Nick Dyer-Whitford is a ring fox in critical studies of technology and artificial intelligence. He also criticizes luxury communism and the so-called accelerationists.

What place can we give the violence today?

ECOLOGY: In autobiographical form, Kiøsterud continues his rethinking of modernity in the era of the eco-crisis. He points to a normalized brutality that most tacitly accepts.

To start all over again

PHILOSOPHY: Hannah Arendt's age-old work explores thinking, freedom, will and the future. Is there anything thought-provoking about our technologically automated communities?

future manufacturing

ARTS & PHILOSOPHY: The earth as a whole has been transformed into human territory at the expense of all other forms of life. MODERN TIMES prints here an excerpt of the book Chaos, Territory, Art.

The escape from humanity

POST humanism: Jan Grue's essay succeeds as a time frame and criticism by virtue of being a personal and bipartisan approach.

Historical patience

MISCELLANEOUS: Manuel Castells paints a picture of today's democratic decline that is as recognizable as it is bleak.
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