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.
- Paperback | 240 pages
- 140 x 214 x 18mm | 280g
- 23 Sep 2013
- University of Minnesota Press
- Minnesota, United States
- 15 black and white illustrations and 8 color plates
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Table of contents
A Quake in Being: An Introduction to Hyperobjects
Part I. What Are Hyperobjects?
Part II. The Time of Hyperobjects
The End of the World
The Age of Asymmetry
-Kim Stanley Robinson, author of Shaman, 2312, and the Mars trilogy
About Timothy Morton