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The vitality of all things

Jane Bennett: Living materiality: The political ecology of things

MATERIALISM: It's about nature, ethics and influence – stem cell research, power outages, obesity epidemics and food policy.

To care about future generations

Roman Krznaric, translator Rune E. Moen: How to think long-term – in a short-term world

PHILOSOPHY: Having your head full of thoughts is not the same as thinking. To think means to concentrate the power of thought in special directions – as the long-term consequences of one's own actions…

Just a feminist?

Sylvana Tomaselli: Wollstonecraft. Philosophy Passion and Politics

FREEDOM: Mary Wollstonecraft wanted a whole new society. Her demands for women's rights were only a consistent part of this. She put her trust in the French Revolution, and went on a red-hot attack on Edmund Burke, a former comrade-in-arms.

As a thinker, one must be "the bad example" faithful and grateful

Brian Benjamin Hansen: For example – examples that think

PHILOSOPHY: Perhaps the example is better for innovation than the question. Like Michel Foucault, Slavoj Žižek likes to bypass more traditional academic sources.

"The people will be led"

Immanuel Kant: The freedom of philosophy

PHILOSOPHY: Is freedom of speech a matter for scholars? Are Trump and QAnon entitled to free speech? There is much to suggest that Kant would answer no to this question.

When is it okay to lie, and why?

Lars Fr. H. Svendsen: The philosophy of lies

LIE: There are no limits to how many lies leaders can tell the people as long as the lies are useful to the state, and other lie perspectives from the philosophy of the new book.

More universal philosophy

ESSAY: Time to learn what the world's many translating female philosophers thought? Or what about the omitted African philosophy? Four books provide a broader understanding of the history of thought.

The ecocentric man

NATURE: Conversation portrait with author Erland Kiøsterud about our ecological responsibility.

Dormant ideological viruses

Slavoj Žižek: Pandemic! Covid-19 Shakes the World

corona: 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?

Ecological Economics and Utopian Laws

Ove Daniel Jakobsen: Ecological Economics – A perspective from the future

ECO-ECONOMY: Economics professor Ove Daniel Jakobsen is as wild in thought as Nordland's nature is wild and diverse. In his 12th book, utopias will save us.

Where were your revolutionaries, Karl?

Christian Labhart: Passion – Between Revolt and Resignation

PHILOSOPHY: The documentary Passion – Between Revolt and Resignation reflects on man's willingness to engage in his time and to rebel.

When Foucault took acid in the desert

Simeon Wade: Foucault in California

LSD: How did Foucault's own experiences color his political thinking? And does psychedelics help with anxiety, depression and addiction?