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A meeting to remember - Lars Svendsen in Zagreb

A meeting to remember - Lars Svendsen in Zagreb

Lars Svendsen went back to Oslo, but we have memories of a wonderful time together. He was a guest at the Faculty of...

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"Lying in politics is an inevitable fact"

"Lying in politics is an inevitable fact"

The well-known Norwegian philosopher Lars Svendsen gave an interview to Branimir Pofuk for Večernji list, announcing ...

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Shaun Walker in Večernji list

Shaun Walker in Večernji list

Shaun Walker, author of The Long Hangover and expert in Russian politics has, between two journalistic “expeditions” to ...

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Book of the month
Philosophy of Lying

On occasion of Norwegian philosopher Lars Svendsen’s visit to Zagreb, for this month’s book we have chosen his newest work, A Philosophy of Lying, which has already been translated into four languages. The books of this professor of the Institute of Philosophy of the University of Bergen, recipient of many international awards, the most famous of which are A Philosophy of Boredom, A Philosophy of Evil, Fear, A Philosophy of Loneliness, and Understanding Animals, have already been translated into 29 languages. This month you can purchase A Philosophy of Lying for a special discount!

A Philosophy of Lying, this Norwegian philosopher’s newest book, attempts to answer questions concerning a phenomenon as old as mankind, focusing especially on political lies, from Plato’s theory of the “noble lie” all the way to lying à la Donald Trump.

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The Political Ontology of Martin Heidegger

A decade before the flare-up of the debate on the relation between Heidegger’s philosophical thought and political ideology, leading French sociologist Pierre Bourdieu published this, in a sense, predecessor to the discussion on “the greatest stupidity in Heidegger’s life”, but with it also an analysis of the institutional mechanisms present in the creation of philosophical discourse. By examining the complexity of Heidegger’s philosophical discourse positioned at an intersection of his academic ontology and political philosophy of the “conservative revolution”, at the time manifested in Nazism, Bourdieu attempted to approach the issue of Heidegger’s abstractness and vagueness with nuance.

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