Hyperobjects … you’re only human

Are there objects too immense to comprehend? Review of Timothy Morton’s Hyperobjects.  “When he declares that the world is over, Morton is not summoning visions of a Hollywood We’re-all-gonna-die! cataclysm but, rather, the end of the cozy anthropocentric worldview that has governed Western thought since the advent of Greek philosophy. It doesn’t matter what you think of Kantian epistemology or Hegelian teleology because, Morton claims, the ‘privileged transcendental sphere’ of philosophy can’t protect us from ultraviolet rays or rising ocean levels.”


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