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After the Apocalypse

Horvat, Srecko

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1. Auflage März 2021
180 Seiten, Hardcover
Wiley & Sons Ltd

ISBN: 978-1-5095-4007-5
John Wiley & Sons

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While everyone is hypnotized by the dystopian siren song of Covid-19, the main eschatological threats to the future of humanity and the planet haven't disappeared. Climate crisis, nuclear age and now pandemics ? these have become our 'new normal' and we must prepare ourselves for what comes after.
In this post-apocalyptic rollercoaster ride through the world after the Apocalypse, philosopher Srecko Horvat invites us to explore the Apocalypse understood as 'revelation' (not the 'end' itself) and argues that the only way to prevent the end - namely, extinction - is to engage in a close reading of various interconnected threats like climate crisis, nuclear age and the ongoing pandemic. Drawing on the work of the neglected philosopher Gunther Anders, this book outlines a philosophical approach to deal with what Horvat, borrowing a term from climate science and giving it a theological twist, calls 'eschatological tipping points'. It is no longer just the nuclear age or climate crisis, it is the collision of the nuclear age and climate crisis conjoined with various other major threats (pandemics, but also the viruses of capitalism and fascism). By investigating the future of places such as Chernobyl, the Mediterranean and Marshall Islands, including many places that were affected by Covid-19, the 'revelation' according to Horvat appears simple and unprecedented: the alternative is no longer socialism or barbarism, our only choice today is a radical re-invention of the world or mass extinction.
After the Apocalypse is an urgent call not only to mourn tomorrow's dead today but to struggle for our future while we can.

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While everyone is hypnotized by the dystopian siren song of Covid-19, the main eschatological threats to the future of humanity and the planet haven't disappeared. Climate crisis, nuclear age and now pandemics ? these have become our 'new normal' and we must prepare ourselves for what comes after.
In this post-apocalyptic rollercoaster ride through the world after the Apocalypse, philosopher Srecko Horvat invites us to explore the Apocalypse understood as 'revelation' (not the 'end' itself) and argues that the only way to prevent the end - namely, extinction - is to engage in a close reading of various interconnected threats like climate crisis, nuclear age and the ongoing pandemic. Drawing on the work of the neglected philosopher Gunther Anders, this book outlines a philosophical approach to deal with what Horvat, borrowing a term from climate science and giving it a theological twist, calls 'eschatological tipping points'. It is no longer just the nuclear age or climate crisis, it is the collision of the nuclear age and climate crisis conjoined with various other major threats (pandemics, but also the viruses of capitalism and fascism). By investigating the future of places such as Chernobyl, the Mediterranean and Marshall Islands, including many places that were affected by Covid-19, the 'revelation' according to Horvat appears simple and unprecedented: the alternative is no longer socialism or barbarism, our only choice today is a radical re-invention of the world or mass extinction.
After the Apocalypse is an urgent call not only to mourn tomorrow's dead today but to struggle for our future while we can.

'The moneymen think of wars, earthquakes and pandemics as opportunities for exorbitant profiteering. Srecko Horvat, a personal hero of mine, has now detected their new predilection: The commodification of the Apocalypse, which they fear less (as Zizek says) than the end of capitalism. '
Yanis Varoufakis

'Srecko Horvat plays with the idea of apocalypse in such a way that our sense of end times transforms into a manageable matter. In this book he takes the ball from the great minds of the past and scores a goal for those who are certain that humanity can do better than this.'
Ece Temelkuran
Srecko Horvat is a philosopher without stable address and one of the founders and figureheads of the Democracy in Europe Movement 2025 (DiEM25). He is the author of several books, including The Radicality of Love and Poetry From the Future.