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Michael Marder

Michael Marder

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Michael Marder, Research Professor of Philosophy at the University of the Basque Country, is the author of Philosophy for Passengers (The MIT Press, 2022).

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  1. Through the Russian Looking Glass
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    Through the Russian Looking Glass

    Jan 13, 2023 Michael Marder traces the historical roots of the country’s growing infatuation with Soviet-style economics.

  2. The Implosion of History
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    The Implosion of History

    Apr 4, 2022 Michael Marder explains how to understand the current moment after the usual theoretical models have failed.

  3. The Philosopher’s Plant 10.0: Heidegger’s Apple Tree

    The Philosopher’s Plant 10.0: Heidegger’s Apple Tree

    Sep 1, 2013 Michael Marder

  4. The Philosopher’s Plant 9.0: Hegel’s Grapes

    The Philosopher’s Plant 9.0: Hegel’s Grapes

    Jul 29, 2013 Michael Marder

  5. The Philosopher’s Plant 8.0: Kant's Tulip

    The Philosopher’s Plant 8.0: Kant's Tulip

    Jun 1, 2013 Michael Marder

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    A Subsidy War Without Winners

    Andrés Velasco calls on policymakers to avoid petty conflicts and work together to encourage green investments.
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    Japan’s New Security Posture Is Abe’s Legacy

    Taniguchi Tomohiko explains how the government’s ambitious defense agenda expands on the late prime minister’s ideas.
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    For the Common Good

    Mariana Mazzucato outlines a new governance model for ensuring a fairer distribution of agency, risk, and reward.
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    Helping Middle-Income Energy Exporters Kick the Fossil-Fuel Habit

    Carlos Lopes explains what it will take for resource-rich economies to diversify and develop new revenue sources.
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    The New European Frontier

    Giulio Boccaletti

    Given this summer's climate-driven disasters, one might think that the European political system would be devising comprehensive adaptation plans. But, despite some steps in the right direction, Europeans are only just waking up to the constitutional implications of a changing physical environment.

    thinks a changing climate will force the European Union finally to embrace its political nature.
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    The Poverty of Anti-Capitalism

    Harold James considers recent arguments against markets, globalization, and growth, finding them to be deeply flawed.
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    How Not to Fight Inflation

    Joseph E. Stiglitz sees little upside and much downside to further monetary-policy tightening by the US Federal Reserve.
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    Who Is Part of the Free World?

    Anne-Marie Slaughter urges US President Joe Biden to abandon a phrase that is better left in the twentieth century.
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    Realism About Techno-Optimism

    Gernot Wagner laments that public debate about climate solutions is long on political grandstanding and short on nuance.

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