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Michael Marder

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Region  Western philosophy
Era  Contemporary philosophy
School  Continental philosophy
Name  Michael Marder

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Born  May 3, 1980 (age 35) (1980-05-03) Moscow, Russia
Influenced by  Plato, Aristotle, Plotinus, Augustine of Hippo
Books  The event of the thing, Plant‑thinking: A Philosop, Groundless Existence: The Politi, Phenomena‑Critique‑Logos: The Project of Critical, Pyropolitics: When the World is

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Michael Marder is Ikerbasque Research Professor of Philosophy at the University of the Basque Country, Vitoria-Gasteiz and Professor-at-Large at the Humanities Institute of Diego Portales University in Chile. He works in the phenomenological tradition of Continental philosophy, environmental thought, and political philosophy. He also claims there are ethical concerns surrounding plant life and the consumption of plants.


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Marder studied at universities in Canada and the U.S. He received his PhD in Philosophy at the New School for Social Research in New York City. Marder carried out post-doctoral research in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Toronto, and taught at Georgetown University, George Washington University, and St. Thomas More College at the University of Saskatchewan.


Marder carried out research in phenomenology (philosophy) as an FCT fellow at the University of Lisbon, Portugal, and held the position of Assistant Professor in the Department of Philosophy at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh. before accepting the Ikerbasque research professorship at the University of the Basque Country.

Marder is an editorial associate of the Journal Telos (New York) and an editor of four book series: "Political Theory and Contemporary Philosophy" Series, "Critical Plant Studies", "Future Perfect: Images of the Time to Come in Philosophy, Politics, and Cultural Studies", and "Palgrave Studies in Postmetaphysical Thought.

Marder has authored and edited a number of books, as well as writing opinion pieces for the New York Times and Al Jazeera. He maintains a blog, "The Philosopher's Plant" at the Los Angeles Review of Books. He also co-curates a weekly forum, "The Philosophical Salon".

Philosophical contributions

Marder has developed a philosophy of plants. He argues that, while philosophers tend to refrain from raising ontological and ethical concerns with plant life, it is necessary to put this life at the forefront of the deconstruction of Western metaphysics. Marder has also written on the ethical implications of what he calls plant-thinking.


Michael Marder Wikipedia

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