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Nuclear Futurism: The Work of Art in the Age of Remainderless Destruction
by Liam Sprod
Starting from the end of history, the end of art and the failure of the future set out by such ends, Nuclear Futurism reinvigorates art, literature and philosophy through the unlikely alliance of hauntology and the Italian futurists. Tracing the paradoxes of the possibilities of total nuclear destruction reveals the terminal condition of culture in the time of ends, where ...more
ebook, 167 pages
Published September 1st 2012 by John Hunt Publishing
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An exposition of Derrida's literary theory and the role that the concept of mindless oblivion plays in it. This is linked to the underlying influence of Heidegger's phenomenology, and the problem of how any conception of the future can be possible, except as an "anterior time" of imagined recollection. This is symmetrical to the problem of "ancestrality" identified by Meillasoux in "After Finitude", and in both cases the lesson is simply that Heidegger's thought is merely a naive idealism that c ...more