Destiny and the Future

New Formations - ISSN 0950-2378
Volume 2022 Number 107 & 108

Destiny and the Future
Claire Colebrook pages 30-47
DOI: 10.3898/NewF:107-8.02.2022


It might appear as though all the dire warnings regarding end times would only yield despair, nihilism, resignation and the paralysis of panic. This would certainly be the case if the world we live in now were the best of all possible worlds, and if the ‘we’ of the Anthropocene were an unavoidable point of view generated by the common calamity of the future. There is, however, another virtual ‘we’ that is made possible by the dire warnings of ‘our’ end. Rather than one’s possible non-being amounting to the determinism of a death sentence, freedom emerges and is made possible by imagining life beyond the point of view of what has come to call itself ‘the human’.

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Claire Colebrook (2022) Destiny and the Future, New Formations, 2022(107 & 108 ), 30-47.

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