Post by: Thomas Nail

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Climate change is a weapon of primitive accumulation

26 Sep , 2020  

Climate change is a weapon of primitive accumulation 

Climate change has disproportionately negative effects on poorer countries and people of color, and disproportionally positive effects on receiving countries that benefit from hyper-exploitable and precious labor – what I call a ‘reserve climate labor army.’ This asymmetry is the result ...

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PhiloFiction

What is Object Oriented Ontology? What is Actor Network Theory? What is the Philosophy of Movement?

25 Sep , 2020  

What is an object? One interesting way to avoid the problem of getting the subject and object back together to secure knoweldge is by not introducing the division in the first place. What if everything was only objects? We could then think of the subject as a highly composite type ...

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PhiloFiction

Black Hole Materialism

19 Jun , 2020  

Christopher Neil Gamble University of Washington

Thomas Nail University of Denver

Abstract: The Euro-Western tradition has long considered matter to be essentially non-relational, passive and mechanical. Matter, that is, is thought to consist of elementary particles that remain internally unchanged while moving inside of, or against, an equally unchanging or ...

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Lucretius and the immanence of motion

9 Jun , 2020  

Lucretius was the first philosopher of immanence. It is he and not Democritus or Epicurus who holds this title. If we want to understand the historical emergence of the concept of immanence, we should start by distinguishing its precursors in Greek atomism from its first complete incarnation in Lucretius. This ...

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PhiloFiction

Marx in Motion

26 Mai , 2020  

Karl Marx is the most historically foundational and systematic critic of capitalism to date, and the years since the 2008 financial crisis have witnessed a rebirth of his popular appeal. In a world of rising income inequality, right-wing nationalisms, and global climate change, people are again looking to the father ...

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EconoFiction

THREE THESES ON NEOLIBERAL MIGRATION AND SOCIAL REPRODUCTION

6 Mrz , 2020  

The argument of this paper is that the migrant is also a defining
figure of neoliberal social reproduction. This argument is composed of
three interlocking theses on what I am calling the “neoliberal migrant.”


Thesis 1: The first thesis argues that the migrant is foremost a socially
constitutive figure. That ...

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The Earth is Dying, But Not Fast Enough

13 Feb , 2020  

How we respond depends a great deal on how we frame the
problem. First, we need to change the way we understand
natural processes. Nature is in a state of constant flux
—always looking for new ways to use more energy and
dissipate it faster. If we want to survive ...

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Climate Change and Migration in the Kinocene

25 Jan , 2020  

In this intervention, I put forward  five short theses on the topic of  ‘ Anthropocene mobilities. ’  My aim is not to unpack every concept con-tained herein but rather to provide a provocative introductory synthesis of  five big ideas about Anthropocene mobility for further discussion. 1) Weare living in the ...

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PhiloFiction

Kinetic Revolution: Understanding the Transversal Reality of the “Philosophy of Movement”

15 Jan , 2020  

 This is roughly where physics is at with what is now called quantum gravity theory in physics. In quantum gravity theory, space and time and all the laws of nature are not, as Einstein thought, a priori features of nature. They are emergent, metastable processes of indeterminate quantum fluctuations of ...

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EconoFiction

The Climate-Migration- Industrial Complex

11 Jan , 2020  

Thirty years ago there were fifteen border walls around the world. Now there are seventy walls and over one billion national and international migrants. International migrants alone may even double in the next forty years due to global warming. It is not surprising that over the past two decades, we ...

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PhiloFiction

WHAT IS NEW MATERIALISM?

20 Nov , 2019  

Thomas Nail.Christopher N Gamble. Joshua Hanan.

This paper argues that there is currently no single definition of new materialism but at least three distinct and partly incompatible trajectories. All three of these trajectories share at least one common theoretical commitment: to problematize the anthropocentric and constructivist orientations of most twentieth-century ...

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The Climate Industrial Complex

16 Nov , 2019  

30 years ago, there were 15 border walls around the world; now there are 70 walls and over 1 billion national and international migrants. International migrants alone may even double in the next 40 years due to global warming. Our new epoch of global flux has also given rise to ...

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