Anthropocene

“Cosmos and Technology (Dasein’s Planetary Condition)”

In response to Yuk Hui’s essay “For a Cosmotechnical Event,” I argue that the cosmos can only be metaphysically apprehended through a deepening of its astrophysical understanding. This understanding makes the universe—and the Earth—a contingent, historical, and an-archic formation. Dasein …

“Cosmos and Technology (Dasein’s Planetary Condition)”

Challenging the Assemblage Dictum of the (Post-)Anthropocene

taken from Strelka Mag Moving beyond the limits of assemblage theory, thinking of the Anthropocene as a system that can be observed and studied, can help us discover new political horizons—concrete solutions to the challenges of our time. Debates over …

Challenging the Assemblage Dictum of the (Post-)Anthropocene

A History of the World in Seven Cheap Things (Introduction)

 Raj Patel and Jason W. Moore, A History of the World in Seven Cheap Things: A Guide to Capitalism, Nature, and the Future of the Planet. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2017.  … Settled agriculture, cities, nation-states, information technology, and every …

A History of the World in Seven Cheap Things (Introduction)

Automatic Society 1: The Future of Work – Introduction

The following is the introduction to the first volume of Bernard Stiegler’s most recent work, La Société automatique, 1. L’Avenir du travail, published by Fayard in 2015. The second volume, subtitled L’Avenir du savoir, is forthcoming. Translated by Daniel Ross. …

Automatic Society 1: The Future of Work – Introduction

The Myth of the ‘Human Enterprise’: The Anthropos and Capitalogenic Change

Humans are distinctive. No one is arguing the point. But how do we think through that distinctiveness? How do our conceptualizations lead us to highlight some relations over others, and how do those in/visibilities conform to – and challenge – …

The Myth of the ‘Human Enterprise’: The Anthropos and Capitalogenic Change

Name the System! Anthropocenes & the Capitalocene Alternative

The Anthropocene has become the most important – and also the most dangerous — environmentalist concept of our times. It is dangerous not because it gets planetary crisis so wrong, but because it simultaneously clarifies ongoing “state shifts” in planetary …

Name the System! Anthropocenes & the Capitalocene Alternative

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