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'In a world without world': eschatology and the elements

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Time: 5.30pm - 7.30pm
Venue: Room 3003, John Galsworthy building, Penrhyn Road campus, Penrhyn Road, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey KT1 2EE
Price: free
Speaker(s): Ted Toadvine (Penn State University)

'In a world without world': eschatology and the elements

Please join us for this Centre for Research in Modern European Philosophy event. 

The world, as a unifying nexus of significance, is inherently precarious and constitutively destined toward its own unraveling. Our fascination with a future end of the world masks our realization that the world as common and unified totality is already disintegrating. What remains after the end of the world is also what precedes it, the geomaterial elements, which condition the world without being reducible to things within it. Through our participation in elemental materiality, we encounter the abyssal vertigo of deep time as an anachronistic rupture of lived and historical time. The geological memory of stone situates it at the threshold of world and non-world, while our liability to an immemorial prehistory situates us at the intersection of incommensurable durations, those of the ancestral past and the apocalyptic future. 

All welcome. 

For further information about this event:

Contact: Peter Osborne
Email: P.Osborne@kingston.ac.uk

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