Pop-stars are Outdated!

A Review of Harari and Žižek’s Debate on Trusting Nature



deep ecology, scientific experts, mainstream philosophy, public deliberation


This paper offers a review of the debate between Harari and Žižek about trusting nature with two aims: first, to demonstrate the chasm between theories embedded in modern philosophy and contemporary ecology; and second, to question the utility of public events in which mainstream intellectuals act as guiding voices. After posing the problem, there will be a general summary of Harari and Žižek’s arguments, then those will be discussed in contrast with diverse authors concerned with ecology. Finally, there will be a general reflection about the place of mainstream philosophy and some forms of scientific expertise in the chaotic state-of-affairs caused by climate change. The article concludes that high-reputed intellectuals cannot help to be out of touch with current matters-of-concerns, therefore leaving their role in public deliberation rather futile.


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How to Cite

Antolínez, D. (2023). Pop-stars are Outdated! : A Review of Harari and Žižek’s Debate on Trusting Nature. Cosmos and History: The Journal of Natural and Social Philosophy, 19(2), 381–403. Retrieved from https://cosmosandhistory.org/index.php/journal/article/view/1080



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