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By Jean-Luc Nancy, Charlotte Mandell

ISBN-10: 082326338X

ISBN-13: 9780823263387

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During this e-book, the thinker Jean-Luc Nancy examines the character of catastrophes within the period of globalization and expertise. 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 provide, water provide are inevitably implicated, drawing jointly the organic, social, financial, and political? Nancy examines those questions and extra. specific to this English variation are interviews with Nancy performed by way of Danielle Cohen-Levinas and Yuji Nishiyama and Yotetsu Tonaki

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This should at least begin with a renewed understanding of what “technology” means. ” That means at least this: Technology is not an assembly of functioning means; it is the mode of our existence. This mode exposes us to a condition of finality that had till now been unheard-of: Everything becomes the end and the means of everything. In one sense, there are no more ends or means. General equivalence has this meaning too, an equivocal meaning. 3 What assembling could we invent? How can we assemble the pieces of a world, of various worlds, of existences that cross through them?

In these conditions, nuclear technology concerns the notion of sovereignty in the twentieth century. Usually, the sovereign state must in fact ensure energy independence. This tendency has been remarkable in France as well as in 46 QUESTIONS FOR JEAN-LUC NANCY Japan since the 1960s. In these historical contexts, nuclear technology (we can call it “sovereign technology”) formed networks of political, economic, and cultural power in these two countries. What do you think about the connection between technology and sovereignty in the nuclear age?

But now? How can we think about what doesn’t stop being catastrophic? —is a cry or a complaint that resounds periodically. The Romans shouted it at the end of the Empire, and the people who experienced the Thirty Years’ War, as well as those who took part in the Fronde rebellion in France, Native Americans faced with the conquistadors, Southerners at the end of the Civil War, European Catholics at the end of the nineteenth century, and so on—to use only a few examples chosen at random. Still, the twentieth century seems to have been one of generalized catastrophe—the global expansion of what we call capitalism, and which is nothing but the totality—capitalist/ democratic/ technocratic—of a civilization or (more precisely) of a de-civilization.

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