Friday, June 28, 2019

Haraway on the Cthulucene

Continuing the last post, then there's Haraway's essay on the Cthulucene, how we have to transform our way of thinking to tentacular. Some excerpts:

"What happens when human exceptionalism and bounded individualism, those old saws of Western philosophy and political economics, become unthinkable in the best sciences, whether natural or social? Seriously unthinkable: not available to think with."

"Tentacularity is about life lived along lines — and such a wealth of lines — not at points, not in spheres. […] Focusing on intrusion rather than composition, Stengers calls Gaia a fearful and devastating power that intrudes on our categories of thought, that intrudes on thinking itself. [… Gaia is] complex nonlinear couplings between processes that compose and sustain entwined but nonadditive subsystems as a partially cohering systemic whole."

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