Sunday, January 5, 2014

Quote of the Day

So what are hyperobjects, exactly? That's an excellent question. I may as well allow Morton to answer, since he invented the concept. Hyperobjects, he writes, are:
  • directly responsible for what I call the end of the world
  • real whether or not someone is thinking of them
  • real entities whose primordial reality is withdrawn from the world
  • a good candidate for what Heidegger calls "the last god"
  • harbingers of a truly "post-modern" age
  • very uncanny
  • vivid and often painful
  • viscous
  • disturbingly squishy and mollusk-like
  • impossible to handle just right
- Review of the new book Hyperobjects: Philosophy and Ecology after the End of the World  by Timothy Morton

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