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Marder, Michael 1980-

Works: 68 works in 259 publications in 3 languages and 12,839 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Popular works  Academic theses 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, wst, htt, Author of introduction
Classifications: QK46, 580
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Most widely held works about Michael Marder
Most widely held works by Michael Marder
The event of the thing : Derrida's post-deconstructive realism by Michael Marder( )

16 editions published between 2000 and 2017 in English and held by 1,584 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Jacques Derrida's writings often embed the key themes of deconstruction in a notion of the thing. The Event of the Thing is the most complete examination to date of Derrida's understanding of thinghood and its crucial role in psychoanalysis, ethics, literary theory, aesthetics, and Marxism." "Arguing that the thing, as a figure of otherness, destabilizes the metaphysical edifice it underlies, Michael Marder reveals the contributions it makes to critiques of humanism and idealism. Subsequently, the new realism that emerges from deconstruction holds the possibility of an event that problematizes all attempts to objectify the thing. An illuminating analysis of Derrida and phenomenology, The Event of the Thing is an innovative and compelling study of a crucial aspect of one of the twentieth century's greatest thinkers."--Jacket
The philosopher's plant : an intellectual herbarium by Michael Marder( )

14 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 1,457 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Despite their conceptual allergy to vegetal life, philosophers have used germination, growth, blossoming, fruition, reproduction, and decay as illustrations of abstract concepts; mentioned plants in passing as the natural backdrops for dialogues, letters, and other compositions; spun elaborate allegories out of flowers, trees, and even grass; and recommended appropriate medicinal, dietary, and aesthetic approaches to select species of plants."--
Plant-thinking : a philosophy of vegetal life by Michael Marder( )

11 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and Italian and held by 1,088 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The margins of philosophy are populated by non-human, non-animal living beings, including plants. While contemporary philosophers tend to refrain from raising ontological and ethical concerns with vegetal life, Michael Marder puts this life at the forefront of the current deconstruction of metaphysics. He identifies the existential features of plant behavior and the vegetal heritage of human thought so as to affirm the potential of vegetation to resist the logic of totalization and to exceed the narrow confines of instrumentality. Reconstructing the life of plants "after metaphysics," Marder focuses on their unique temporality, freedom, and material knowledge or wisdom. In his formulation, "plant-thinking" is the non-cognitive, non-ideational, and non-imagistic mode of thinking proper to plants, as much as the process of bringing human thought itself back to its roots and rendering it plantlike."--Publisher's description
Through vegetal being : two philosophical perspectives by Luce Irigaray( )

13 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 1,075 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Through Vegetal Being is an intense personal philosophical, and political meditation on the significance of the vegetal for our lives, our ways of thinking, and our relations with human and nonhuman beings. Irigaray and Marder consider how the vegetal world contributes to humum development by sustaining our breathing, nourishing our senses, and keeping our bodies alive. Their generative discussion points to wart a more universal way of becoming human that is embedded in the vegetal world
Energy dreams : of actuality by Michael Marder( )

9 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 1,046 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Energy dreams -- Theological musings -- Economic chimeras -- Psychological reveries -- Political phantasies -- Physical fancies -- The last word: energy or energies? -- P.S. the very last word
Groundless existence : the political ontology of Carl Schmitt by Michael Marder( )

18 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 1,025 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Groundless Existence discusses the implicit phenomenological and existential foundations of Schmitt's political philosophy. The book's unique contribution lies in its claim that Schmitt decisively breaks with the metaphysical tradition and predicates the political on the 'groundless' categories of existence, including risk, decision, and agonism. This argument is substantiated by both tacit and explicit existentialist and phenomenological underpinnings of Schmitt's work, discussed here for the first time in book form.The book provides an insight into the implications of Schmitt's thought reconceptualized in the light of contemporary political developments. An essential text for anyone interested in the political theory of Carl Schmitt, it offers a new reading of Schmitt's work against the double background of phenomenology and existentialism.--
Dust by Michael Marder( )

10 editions published between 2016 and 2020 in English and held by 922 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

No matter how much you fight it, dust pervades everything. It gathers in layers, adapting to the contours of things and marking the passage of time. It is also a gathering place, a random community of what has been and what is yet to be, a catalog of traces, and a set of promises: dead skin cells and plant pollen, hair and paper fibers, not to mention the dust mites who make it their home. Dust blurs the boundaries between the living and the dead, plant and animal matter, the inside and the outside, you and the world ("for dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return"). Michael Marder's Dust delves into one of the most mundane and familiar phenomena, finding in it a key to thinking about existence, community, and justice today. -- Inside cover flap
Political categories : thinking beyond concepts by Michael Marder( )

7 editions published in 2019 in English and held by 898 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Political categories -- The initial approach : Aristotle -- The second look : Kant -- The categories "applied"
Existential utopia : new perspectives on utopian thought by Michael Marder( )

15 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 894 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Radical political thought of the 20th century was dominated by utopia, but the failure of communism in Eastern Europe and its disavowal in China has brought on the need for a new model of utopian thought. This book thus seeks to redefine the concept of utopia and bring it to bear on today's politics. The original essays, contributed by key thinkers such as Gianni Vattimo and Jean-Luc Nancy, highlight the connection between utopian theory and practice. The book reassesses the legacy of utopia and conceptualizes alternatives to the neo-liberal, technocratic regimes prevalent in today's world. It argues that only utopia in its existential sense, grounded in the lived time and space of politics, can distance itself from mainstream ideology and not be at the service of technocratic regimes, while paying attention to the material conditions of human life.Existential Utopia offers a new and exciting interpretation of utopia in contemporary culture and a much-needed intervention into the philosophical and political discussion of utopian thinking that is both accessible to students and comprehensive." -- Publisher's website
Heidegger : phenomenology, ecology, politics by Michael Marder( )

7 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 528 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collecting and reframing more than a decade of Michael Marder's work on Heidegger, this volume questions the wholesale rejection of the controversial philosopher. Marder argues that dismissive readings of Heidegger overlook his lifelong commitment to phenomenology and that Heidegger's anti-Semitism is an aberration in his still-relevant ecological and political thought. By demonstrating the codetermination of his phenomenological, ecological, and political thinking, Marder accounts for Heidegger's failures without either justifying them or suggesting that they invalidate his philosophical endeavor as a whole
Grafts : writings on plants by Michael Marder( )

5 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 458 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Grafting: do we ever do anything other than that? And are we ever free from vegetal influences when we engage in its operations? For the philosopher Michael Marder, our reflections on vegetal life have a fundamental importance in how we can reflect on our own conceptions of ethics, politics, and philosophy in general. Taking as his starting point the simple vegetal conception of grafting, Marder guides the reader through his concise and numerous reflections on what could be described as a vegetal philosophy. Grafts are transplants either of a shoot inserted into the trunk of another tree or, surgically, of skin (among other living tissues). They are delicate operations intended to preserve, improve, and modify both the grafted materials and the body that receives them. To graft is to create unlikely encounters, hybrid mixes, and novel surfaces. Moving across disciplinary lines, Grafts combines the lessons of plant science with the history of philosophy, semiotics, literary compositions, and political theory. Co-authoring some of the texts with other philosophers, plant scientists and artists, Marder allows their insights to be grafted onto his own, and vice versa. Weighing in on contemporary debates such as the ethics of biotechnology, dietary practices or political organization, Marder inserts an unmistakable vegetal perspective into topics of discussion where it normally wouldnt be found. Transferring the living tissue of his own texts into another context, he helps them live better, more fully, than otherwise.--
Deconstructing Zionism : a critique of political metaphysics by Gianni Vattimo( )

8 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 348 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This volume in the Political Theory and Contemporary Philosophy series provides a political and philosophical critique of Zionism. While other nationalisms seem to have adapted to twenty-first century realities and shifting notions of state and nation, Zionism has largely remained tethered to a nineteenth century mentality, including the glorification of the state as the only means of expressing the spirit of the people. These essays, contributed by eminent international thinkers including Slavoj Zizek, Luce Irigaray, Judith Butler, Gianni Vattimo, Walter Mignolo, Marc Ellis, and others, deconstruct the political-metaphysical myths that are the framework for the existence of Israel. Collectively, they offer a multifaceted critique of the metaphysical, theological, and onto-political grounds of the Zionist project and the economic, geopolitical, and cultural outcomes of these foundations. A significant contribution to the debates surrounding the state of Israel today, this groundbreaking work will appeal to anyone interested in political theory, philosophy, Jewish thought, and the Middle East conflict"--
Phenomena--critique--logos : the project of critical phenomenology by Michael Marder( )

9 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One commonplace assumption in Continental philosophy circles today is that there is an unbridgeable gap between, on the one hand, Kantian and post-Kantian critical tradition in German thought and, on the other, Husserlian and post-Husserlian phenomenology. This book this assumption and endeavors to work out a systematic concept of critique, using the resources of phenomenology itself. In this innovative work, Michael Marder argues that critique is situated at the very heart of phenomenology, traversing the Husserlian oeuvre and regulating the relation between phenomena and logos, conceived in its multiple senses as reason, logic, a mode of thinking, study and word. Having outlined the features of phenomenology as a kind of critique, Marder goes on to demonstrate how it is applicable to ontology, ethics and politics, through sustained readings of Heidegger, Levinas, Arendt and Derrida, as well as through an original elaboration of phenomenological critique pertinent to each of these fields
The Chernobyl herbarium : fragments of an exploded consciousness by Michael Marder( )

10 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

We entrust readers with thirty fragments of reflections, meditations, recollections, and images - one for each year that has passed since the explosion that rocked and destroyed a part of the Chernobyl nuclear power station in April 1986. The aesthetic visions, thoughts, and experiences that have made their way into this book hover in a grey region between the singular and self-enclosed, on the one hand, and the generally applicable and universal, on the other. Through words and images, we wish to contribute our humble share to a collaborative grappling with the event of Chernobyl. Unthinkable and unrepresentable as it is, we insist on the need to reflect upon, signify, and symbolize it, taking stock of the consciousness it fragmented and, perhaps, cultivating another, more environmentally attuned way of living
Being shaken : ontology and the event by Michael Marder( )

13 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Despite the fact that over the last twenty years philosophies of the event have become more prevalent, their overall relation to the ontological paradigm remains largely unthought. This collection explores ways in which events destabilize this paradigm, producing powerful tremors that shake Being to its core. This book considers the personal, ethical, theological, aesthetic, and political dimensions of such disquietude, offering a multifaceted approach to the relation of ontology and the event
Pyropolitics : When the World Is Ablaze by Michael Marder( Book )

14 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A highly original theory of the political, the book explores the literal and metaphorical flare-ups in political theology, revolutionary thought, radical protests, and global energy production
Building a new world : Luce Irigaray : teaching II( Book )

5 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this book young researchers endeavour to build a new world. They neither confine themselves to criticism, resentment and disenchantment nor submit to traditional conceptions of truth, past moral imperatives and suprasensitive ideals alone. Here, young researchers invent another way of thinking, believing, making art, or being political players. They inaugurate an epoch when the cultivation of nature as an environment encompassing natural belonging allows for a world-wide coexistence respectful of differences between sexes, generations, cultures and traditions. The seminar that Luce Irigaray has been holding for 12 years for researchers doing their PhDs on her thought is the place where they gathered and began constructing a culture based on the growing and sharing of life, but also on desire and love in mutual respect. Their contributions are accompanied by three texts of Luce Irigaray and an Afterword by Michael Marder, underlining some conditions for a cultivation of nature.--
On Hegel's philosophy of right : the 1934-35 seminar and interpretive essays by Martin Heidegger( Book )

7 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This is the first English translation of the seminar Martin Heidegger gave during the Winter of 1934-35, which dealt with Hegel's Philosophy of Right. This remarkable text is the only one in which Heidegger interprets Hegel's masterpiece in the tradition of Continental political philosophy while offering a glimpse into Heidegger's own political thought following his engagement with Nazism. It also confronts the ideas of Carl Schmitt, allowing readers to reconstruct the relation between politics and ontology. The book is enriched by a collection of interpretations of the seminar, written by select European and North American political thinkers and philosophers. Their essays aim to make the seminar accessible to students of political theory and philosophy, as well as to open new directions for debating the relation between the two disciplines. A unique contribution, this volume makes available key lectures by Heidegger that will interest a wide readership of students and scholars"--
The philosophical salon : speculations, reflections, interventions( )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dump philosophy : a phenomenology of devastation by Michael Marder( )

4 editions published between 2020 and 2021 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Ranging across philosophy, theology, ecology, psychology, and art, Michael Marder argues that the earth and everything that lives and thinks on it is at an advanced stage of being converted into a dump for industrial output and its by-products feeding consumerism and its excesses. Describing the dump's fundamental characteristics and its effects on the body and mind, he contemplates wider physiological, social, economic, and environmental metabolisms in the age of dumping, as well as the role of philosophy caught in its crosshairs. Surveying the devastation that is today's reality, Marder provides a frightening yet intellectually spellbinding glimpse of the future"--
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Groundless existence : the political ontology of Carl Schmitt
Groundless existence : the political ontology of Carl Schmitt
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Michael Marder filósofo y catedrático canadiense

Michael Marder kanadischer Philosoph, Hochschullehrer und Schriftsteller

Michael Marder philosopher

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