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Rick Dolphijn is Associate Professor at Media and Culture Studies, Faculty of Humanities, Utrecht University. He is Honorary Professor at Hong Kong University (2017-2023) and a PI in the HERA funded project FOOD2GATHER. He has published numerous articles and five books on new materialism and posthumanism, very much influenced by philosophers like Gilles Deleuze and Michel Serres. His newest monography, entitled A Philosophy of Matter: a Meditation will be published by Bloomsbury Academic.

A Call to Recognize and to Imagine

A Call to Recognize and to Imagine

Discussing the way petrocapitalism frames current issues like air pollution and the Fukushima disaster, this text highlights the art of recognizing the state of the earth. Together with the arts (primarily literature, as Ghosh also suggests), the aim of this text is then to place a greater emphasis on imagining the earth otherwise, or, recognizing a different earth. This way we do not so much critique modernity, or the petrocapitalist forms of science, but rather, affirmatively, search for an alternative, a more inclusive and less human-centered way to deal with the crises of the contemporary.