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Conclusion: The Event

  • Clayton Crockett
  • Jeffrey W. Robbins
Part of the Radical Theologies book series (RADT)

Abstract

The New Materialism is a radical theological sketch for a potential postcapitalist world. We need to learn how to think and how to live, and this is what theology is truly about, when it stops being a conservative investment in the status quo or nostalgia for another world in the past or future. To learn means always to relearn, to learn again and again. It is a repetition, but not a repetition of the same or the identical. It is what Deleuze calls a repetition of difference. And it is what we are calling here an event.1

Keywords

Nonequilibrium Thermodynamic Taylor Vortex Cheap Energy Gradient Reduction Digital Culture 
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Notes

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© Clayton Crockett & Jeffrey W. Robbins 2012

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  • Clayton Crockett
  • Jeffrey W. Robbins

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