Thijs Lijster

studied philosophy at the University of Groningen and the New School for Social Research in New York. He received his PhD in philosophy at the University of Groningen, for a dissertation on Walter Benjamin’s and Theodor W. Adorno’s concepts of art criticism. He teaches philosophy of art at the University of Groningen.


Cover for: The commons versus capitalism

Once referring to natural resources and collectively managed land, the notion of the ‘commons’ has expanded across cultural, scientific and digital realms. Can commonality dodge the threat of capitalist exploitation and develop into an organizational principle for complex societies?

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