, Volume 14, Issue 3, pp 472–481 | Cite as

The planetary is political

  • Eva GiraudEmail author
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Latour, Bruno (2018) Down to Earth: Politics in the New Climatic Regime. London: Polity.

Alaimo, Stacey (2016) Exposed: Environmental Politics and Pleasures in Posthuman Times. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press

Midway through his book about Bruno Latour, Prince of Networks, the philosopher Graham Harman ( 2009, p. 121) asks readers to imagine a future in which:

Latour’s metaphysics someday achieves absolute victory. Though now positioned at the fringes of mainstream philosophy, he is eventually blessed with a stunning reversal of fortune. Through a variety of triumphs and lucky accidents Latour attains complete hegemony in the philosophical world. The analytic and continental schools fade from memory, as generations of young thinkers wholeheartedly adopt the metaphysics of Latour … To some extent we can imagine what this world would look like. A new empirical spirit pervades philosophy: everyone doing metaphysics is now doing ‘experimental metaphysics’, developing their...



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  1. 1.Media, Communications and Creative PracticeKeele UniversityKeeleUK

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