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- DescriptionHaving set global warming in irreversible motion, we are facing the possibility of ecological catastrophe. But the environmental emergency is also a crisis for our philosophical habits of thought, confronting us with a problem that seems to defy t only our control but also our understanding. Global warming is perhaps the most dramatic example of what Timothy Morton calls hyperobjects entities of such vast temporal and spatial dimensions that they defeat traditional ideas about what a thing is in the first place. In this book, Morton explains what hyperobjects are and their impact on how we think, how we coexist with one ather and with nhumans, and how we experience our politics, ethics, and art.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 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 rmal ways of reasoning.Insisting that we have to reinvent how we think to even begin to comprehend the world we w live in, Hyperobjects takes the first steps, outlining a genuinely postmodern ecological approach to thought and action.
- Author BiographyTimothy Morton is Rita Shea Guffey Chair in English at Rice University. He is the author of many books, including The Ecological Thought and Ecology without Nature. He blogs frequently at Ecology without Nature.
- Author(s)Timothy Morton
- PublisherUniversity of Minnesota Press
- Date of Publication23/09/2013
- Series TitlePosthumanities
- Place of PublicationMinnesota
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintUniversity of Minnesota Press
- Content Note15 black and white illustrations and 8 color plates
- Weight304 g
- Width140 mm
- Height216 mm
- Spine15 mm
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