The Chrysalis

Before I delve into the question of what might be redemptive in the Anthropocene, I think I need to flesh out somewhat even what we mean by the term “Anthropocene”. Obviously, I understand by this something quite a bit different than being only the name of a geophysical epoch or age. But even considered merely as a geophysical age, it would be our present milieu. And a milieu is largely defined as that field of force, as it were, in which we “live, move, and have our being”, somewhat equivalent to the German notion of an “Umwelt” or “Lebenswelt“. We aren’t necessarily fully conscious of our milieu, or our Umwelt or Lebenswelt. So, these also may be described in terms both as “hyperobject” or “hypersubject”.


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