PHILOSOPHY: The immune democracy. According to the Italian philosopher Donatella Di Cwesare, there exists today a political culture ruled by the fear of the foreigner and the future, a sham democracy in favor of security, control and short-term competitive considerations. And those who consider themselves "liberal" today have suffered greatly in standing up to the irrational impulses and decisions that govern the market and the pursuit of short-term profit.
ESSAY: Today, the extreme state is different than in the post-war period, when Sartre and Heidegger wrote about anxiety and authenticity. The existential threat today lies primarily in an uncertain planetary future.
ECOLOGY: Penguins' newly launched green series presents old and new books that change the way we think and talk about the living earth. You are in the age of mass extinction, but the philosopher Martin Heidegger brings us here on the trail of what we need.
Hein Berdinesen, Lars Petter Storm Torjussen: Heidegger's wills. Philosophy, Nazism and Black Booklets Edited by Dreyers Forlag, Norway
: SETTLEMENT: When the existential anxiety today increases among people, Heidegger's philosophy can have some benefit. Is it therefore possible to read parts of him today without just focusing on his Nazi sympathies?
Sarah Bakewell: Existentialisterna. A story of freedom, being and apricot cocktails
: The Existentialists stared at the emptiness in the white eye – and still tried to preserve their humanity. Göran Rosenberg reads a brilliant story about a bunch of philosophers who remain relevant even today.
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