Responding to the Anthropocene: imagining the end of the world with or without us

This video – a lecture by Eduardo Viveriros de Castro – is one in the UC Davis Sawyer Seminar series.

It makes an ambitious attempt to link a lot of recent work on the Anthropocene, from Chakrabarty to Latour’s Gifford Lectures to the Accelerationism Manifesto. As such, it presumes a lot of knowledge in its references to recent academic conversations.

Because of this, the first bits may not interest everybody.  But it is all (eventually) situated against the idea of the “end of the world” as an anthropological question in the end. That part starts around the 40 minutes mark and moves into ways of thinking about nature/humans/and ‘the world’

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