The morendo of the Anthropocene

Vincent Blok*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

This essay engages with Bernard Stiegler’s discussion with Martin Heidegger in The ordeal of Truth, published in Foundations of Science 2020 (this volume). It appreciates Stiegler’s progressive reading of Heidegger’s work but critically reflects on several elements in his work. A first element is the methodological aspect of Heidegger’s being historical thinking, which is missed by Stiegler and confirms the indifference towards philosophical method that can be found in the work of many contemporary philosophers. A second element concerns Heidegger’s and Stiegler’s remaining humanism and the necessity to move beyond humanism and post-humanism in the era of global warming. A third element of reflection concerns Stiegler’s idea of the obligation of making our being-in-default come true, which shows a hidden metaphysical orientation in his work.

Original languageEnglish
JournalFoundations of Science
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 2 Jun 2021

Keywords

  • Cotard syndrom
  • Entropy
  • Heidegger
  • Stiegler
  • Truth

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