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At the end of the world, it's hyperobjects all the way down

27 mins | Dec 31, 2021
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Get ready to have your reality blown apart. Hyperobjects are entities too large to see or grasp from our human vantage point fully, yet they surround us and clip in and out of our vision. For example, climate change is a hyperobject, and so is COVID. Laura Hudson explores the haunting, brilliant work of the philosopher and their ideas on hyperobjects and the end of the 'world'. Here, she reveals that understanding and responding to them may be the great challenge of our time. "If we can find it in ourselves to give up our need to dominate, control, and exploit everything around us, Morton says, we might find a way to care for and take more pleasure in each other, in the world around us, and in life itself."
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