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By Jean-Luc Nancy, Charlotte Mandell

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During this e-book, the thinker Jean-Luc Nancy examines the character of catastrophes within the period of globalization and know-how. Can a disaster be an remoted prevalence? Is there this kind of factor as a "natural" disaster whilst all of our applied sciences nuclear strength, energy offer, water offer are unavoidably implicated, drawing jointly the organic, social, financial, and political? Nancy examines those questions and extra. unique to this English version are interviews with Nancy performed by way of Danielle Cohen-Levinas and Yuji Nishiyama and Yotetsu Tonaki

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But how should we understand your extrapolation toward an “equivalence in the very meaning of the world, of history, of humanity”? You don’t use the plural, but I understand it as: equivalence of all meanings, histories, peoples. ” Nihilism is catastrophe. But it’s from within that we can emerge from this, as Nietzsche saw. How can we make equivalence into a possibility for nonequivalence, that is, a difference in value (or in meaning: value and meaning are at bottom the same notion)? Democracy calls for the equality of everyone.

Communication becomes contamination; transmission becomes contagion. That is what makes Fukushima exemplary: An earthquake and the tsunami it caused become a technological catastrophe, which itself becomes a social, economic, political, and finally philosophical earthquake, at the same time as this series intersects or intertwines with the series of financial catastrophes, of their effects on Europe in particular and of the repercussions of these effects on all global relationships. There are no more natural catastrophes: There is only a civilizational catastrophe that expands every time.

Fukushima forbids all present: It is the collapse of future goals that forces us to work with other futures. Let us try in fact to work with other futures—but under the condition of the ever-renewed present. 37 10 T he present I evoke thus is not the present of the immediate, that of the pure and simple inert position where reason and desire are fixed in stupor or in repletion, without past or future, nor is it one of the fleeting or lightning-quick instant of decision, that exemplary decision made by the trader who shifts millions from one account to another: This present is one in which we are escaping toward a future that we desire and that we want to ignore at the same time (which does not prevent us from escaping also toward a past of nostalgia or the collection of antiques).

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