After Fukushima : The Equivalence of Catastrophes
In this book, the philosopher Jean-Luc Nancy examines the nature of catastrophes in the era of globalization and technology. Can a catastrophe be an isolated occurrence? Is there such a thing as a "natural" catastrophe when all of our technologies-nuclear energy, power supply, water supply-are necessarily implicated, drawing together the biological, social, economic, and political? Nancy examines these questions and more. Exclusive to this English edition are two interviews with Nancy conducted by Danielle Cohen-Levinas and Yuji Nishiyama and Yotetsu Tonaki.
- Paperback | 72 pages
- 133 x 203 x 5.84mm | 95.25g
- 15 Oct 2014
- Fordham University Press
- New York, United States
Table of contents
Preamble Chapter 1 Chapter 2 Chapter 3 Chapter 4 Chapter 5 Chapter 6 Chapter 7 Chapter 8 Chapter 9 Chapter 10 Notes
"A powerful reflection on our times, our condition, and the fate of our civilization, as revealed by the catastrophe of Fukushima." -- -Francois Raffoul Louisiana State University "Leave it to Jean-Luc Nancy to take an event like the Fukushima nuclear disaster and turn it into an occasion for rethinking the essence of capitalism, globalization, the fate of the Earth, and the future of democracy." -- -Michael Naas DePaul University
About Jean-Luc Nancy
Jean-Luc Nancy (1940-2021) was Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at the Universite Marc Bloch, Strasbourg. His wide-ranging thought runs through many books, including The Literary Absolute, Being Singular Plural, The Ground of the Image, Listening, Corpus, The Disavowed Community, and Sexistence. Charlotte Mandell has translated more than forty books and is the recipient of numerous awards.