Abstract

My response explores four themes in Fragility in need of further elucidation: the relations between capitalism, neoliberalism and fragility, the debate between emergence and pan-experientialism, the contemporary case for a cross-country general strike, and how to write to dramatize the issues of today. The first focuses on the charge that neoliberalism is too vague a concept to be useful; the second on the debate between emergence and panexperientialism in which the former contends that life emerged from blind processes and the latter that traces of experience reside in all nonhuman and inorganic processes; the third explores the improbable possibility and urgent need for a cross-regional general strike to respond to the perils of the Anthropocene; the fourth asks how to write today in ways that may both inform and move people.

Additional Information

ISSN
1092-311X
Print ISSN
2572-6633
Launched on MUSE
2015-07-14
Open Access
No
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