Hyperobjects: Philosophy and Ecology After the End of the World
Moving fluidly between philosophy, science, literature, visual and conceptual art, and popular culture, the book argues that hyperobjects show that the end of the world has already occurred in the sense that concepts such as world, nature, and even environment are no longer a meaningful horizon against which human events take place. Instead of inhabiting a world, we find ourselves inside a number of hyperobjects, such as climate, nuclear weapons, evolution, or relativity. Such objects put unbearable strains on our normal ways of reasoning.
Insisting that we have to reinvent how we think to even begin to comprehend the world we now live in, Hyperobjects takes the first steps, outlining a genuinely postmodern ecological approach to thought and action.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - willszal - LibraryThing
The thesis of this book is right on, and a very relevant concept for our time: global warming is a hyperobject—massively distributed in time and space from the human perspective. In other words ... Read full review
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Raw thoughts on things that are too big to think about Read full review