After Fukushima

After Fukushima : The Equivalence of Catastrophes

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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.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 72 pages
  • 133 x 203 x 5.84mm | 95.25g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0823263398
  • 9780823263394
  • 445,233

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
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Review quote

"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
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About Jean-Luc Nancy

Jean-Luc Nancy is Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at the Universite Marc Bloch, Strasbourg. His wide-ranging thought is developed in many books, including Portrait, The Possibility of a World, The Banality of Heidegger, The Disavowed Community, and Corpus. Charlotte Mandell has translated more than forty books and is the recipient of numerous awards.
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