The Chernobyl Herbarium

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Open Humanities Press, Feb 26, 2016 - Arts in general - 78 pages
We entrust readers with thirty fragments of reflections, meditations, recollections, and images - one for each year that has passed since the explosion that rocked and destroyed a part of the Chernobyl nuclear power station in April 1986. The aesthetic visions, thoughts, and experiences that have made their way into this book hover in a grey region between the singular and self-enclosed, on the one hand, and the generally applicable and universal, on the other. Through words and images, we wish to contribute our humble share to a collaborative grappling with the event of Chernobyl. Unthinkable and unrepresentable as it is, we insist on the need to reflect upon, signify, and symbolize it, taking stock of the consciousness it fragmented and, perhaps, cultivating another, more environmentally attuned way of living.

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About the author (2016)

Michael Marder is Ikerbasque Research Professor in the Department of Philosophy at the University of the Basque Country, Vitoria-Gasteiz. He is the Associate Editor of "Telos: A Quarterly Journal of Critical Thought "and the author of "The Event of The Thing: Derrida's Post-Deconstructive Realism "(2009), "Groundless Existence: The Political Ontology of Carl Schmitt" (2010), " Plant-Thinking: A Philosophy of Vegetal Life (2013), The Philosopher's Plant: An Intellectual Herbarium" (2014), and "Phenomena-Critique-Logos: The Project of Critical Phenomenology" (2014).

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