Humankind

Humankind

Solidarity With Nonhuman People

Book - 2017
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What is it that makes humans, human? As science and technology challenge the boundaries between life and non-life, between organic and inorganic, this ancient question is more timely than ever. Acclaimed Object-Oriented philosopher Timothy Morton invites us to consider this philosophical issue as eminently political. It is in our relationship with non-humans, that we decided the fate of our humanity. Becoming human, claims Morton, actually means creating a network of kindness and solidarity with non-human beings, in the name of a broader understanding of reality that both includes and overcomes the notion of species. Negotiating the politics of humanity is the first and crucial step to reclaim the upper scales of ecological coexistence, not to let Monsanto and cryogenically suspended billionaires to define them and own them.
Publisher: London ; Brooklyn, NY : Verso, 2017
ISBN: 9781786632814
1786632810
9781786631329
1786631326
Branch Call Number: 128 M89h
Characteristics: x, 205 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm

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