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philosophy

"The people will be led"

PHILOSOPHY:
Immanuel Kant: The freedom of 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?

LIE:
Lars Fr. H. Svendsen: The philosophy of lies

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

corona:
Slavoj Žižek: Pandemic! Covid-19 Shakes the World

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

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

Economics professor Ove Daniel Jakobsen is as wild in mind as the nature of Nordland is wild and diverse. In his 12th book, the Utopians will save us.

Where were your revolutionaries, Karl?

PHILOSOPHY:
Christian Labhart: Passion – Between Revolt and Resignation

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

When Foucault took acid in the desert

LSD:
Simeon Wade: Foucault in California

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

«The wild thinking»

AUTHORS::
Ursula K. Le Guin – pronounced anarchist, feminist, visionary and prophet.

Kierkegaard as a thinker of the time

LITERATURE CRITICISM:
Søren Kierkegaard (published by Niels Jørgen Cappelørn): Sheet Articles 1834-36, 1842-51, 1854-55

A selection of Søren Kierkegaard's magazine articles is no easy introduction to his thinking. In contrast, they act as a marker of the thinker as the voice of his time.

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?

Gandhi's method

NEWSPAPER EDITOR::
Fighting for peace and reconciliation is not easy.