Abstract

Abstract:

Expanding on Foucault and Bataille's work, this essay explores the archaeological a priori that has come to define our understanding of the world's finitude in an age of environmental crisis. It first shows how—by giving a political form to biological conceptions of life and death—classical political economy first forged and shaped the notions of scarcity and production that still inform debates over the current state and limits of the planet. The paper thus suggests how an alternative thematization of the finitude of man and of the world might contribute to understanding today's environmental crisis.

pdf

Additional Information

ISSN
1092-311X
Print ISSN
2572-6633
Pages
pp. 776-803
Launched on MUSE
2018-10-26
Open Access
No
Back To Top

This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. Without cookies your experience may not be seamless.