For the Earth That Has Never Been

  • Michael Marder
Keywords: Earth, geophilosophy, logos, sophia, metaphysics, self-consciousness, articulation, identity, definition, morality


In this article, I advance four main theses:
1) that there has never been a philosophy of the earth;
2) that the earth has never been itself;
3) that the earth has never been defined; and
4) that the earth has never been moral.
I suggest that a geophilosophy worthy of the name would need to respect these negative qualities of the earth’s non-identity, non- or indefiniteness, and a-morality.

Author Biography

Michael Marder

IKERBASQUE Research Professor, Philosophy,
University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU),
Barrio Sarriena, s/n, 48940 Leioa, BI Spain


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How to Cite
MarderM. (2020). For the Earth That Has Never Been. Stasis, 9(1). Retrieved from