On Extinction

On Extinction

Ben Ware

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"This path-breaking book by one of the sharpest minds in contemporary philosophy will live on for a very long time."
—Dany Nobus, author of Critique of Psychoanalytic Reason

Philosophy at the end of the world

On Extinction takes us on a breathtaking philosophical journey through desperate territory. As we face ‘the end of all things’, Ben Ware argues we must face our apocalyptic future without flinching. In fact, extinction is the very lens through which we should examine our current reality.

Radical politics today should not be concerned with merely averting the worst but rather with beginning again at the end. To think about the future in this way is itself a form of liberation that might incubate the necessary radical solutions we need.

Combining lessons from Kant, Hegel, Adorno, and Lacan, as well as drawing on popular culture and ecology, Ware recasts the most urgent issue of our times and resolves that we can only consider our collective end by treating it as a starting point.

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ISBN-13: 9781788739993

Number of pages: 192

Format: Hardback

Imprint: Verso

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