Ecology without the Present

December 2012
Oxford Literary Review;2012, Vol. 34 Issue 2, p229
Academic Journal
The fact of the Anthropocene makes the metaphysics of presence radically unthinkable. At the same time, and for the same reasons, it reveals to humans a non-totalisable set of unique beings, which this essay calls objects. These objects have a past and a future, but no present.


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