Ontological Politics in a Disposable World: The New Mastery by Luigi Pellizzoni

By Luigi Pellizzoni

This publication explores the intertwining of politics and ontology, laying off mild at the ways that, as our skill to enquire, control, applicable, ’enhance’ and wreck fabric truth have constructed, so new social clinical bills of nature and our courting with it have emerged, including new types of energy. enticing with state-of-the-art social idea and elaborating at the considered Foucault, Heidegger, Adorno and Agamben, the writer demonstrates that the convergence of ontology with politics isn't easily an highbrow endeavour of transforming into import, but additionally a governmental perform which builds upon neoliberal programmes, the renewed accumulation of capital and the advance of technosciences in parts corresponding to weather swap, geoengineering and biotechnology. With shifts in our debts of nature have come new technique of gaining knowledge of it, giving upward thrust to extraordinary different types of exploitation and destruction - with comparable kinds of social domination. within the gentle of turning out to be social inequalities, environmental degradation and source appropriation and commodification, Ontological Politics in a Disposable international: the hot Mastery of Nature finds the necessity for brand spanking new serious frameworks and oppositional practices, to problem the rationality of presidency that lies at the back of those advancements: a rationality that prospers on indeterminacy and an account of materiality as made from fluid, ever-changing states, concurrently agential and pliable, to which social idea more and more subscribes with out wondering sufficient its underpinnings and implications. A theoretically refined reassessment of the connection among ontology and politics, which pulls the contours of a renewed humanism to permit for a extra harmonious dating with the realm, this e-book will entice students in social and political thought, environmental sociology, geography, technology and expertise reviews and modern eu proposal at the fabric world.

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