Oct 5, 2021
Philosopher Patricia MacCormack shares her insights into how the ‘ahuman’ might provide a solution to the growing ecological crisis, why self-extinction should be considered a compassionate act, and why antinatalism, abolitionist veganism, and occultism might be our best strategies for combatting human exceptionalism.
Patricia MacCormack is Professor of Continental Philosophy at Anglia Ruskin University Cambridge. She has published extensively on feminism, the philosophies of Deleuze, Guattari, Lyotard, Serres and Bataille, posthuman theory, teratology, animal rights, European horror films, chaos magick, Lovecraft and other trajectories of alterity. She is the author of Cinesexuality (2008), Posthuman Ethics (2012), The Ahuman Manifesto: Activism for the End of the Anthropocenethe (2020), co-editor of Deleuze and the Schizoanalysis of Cinema (2008), The Animal Catalyst: Toward Ahuman Theory (2014).
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