E9 Green Nihilism or Cosmic Pessimism, by Alejandro de Acosta

E9 Green Nihilism or Cosmic Pessimism, by Alejandro de Acosta
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“Our place is to think, to continue speaking of chaos, not being stupid enough to think we can take its side. There are no sides.” ~Alejandro de Acosta The essay read this episode, the third in a trilogy on approaches to nihilism by Alejandro de Acosta, is included in The Impossible, Patience: Critical Essays 2007 –…

E8 History as Decomposition, by Alejandro de Acosta

E8 History as Decomposition, by Alejandro de Acosta
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“Our awareness of decomposition leads to certain insights that are disconcerting and fascinating as well; they may well be visions from outside Civilization. This awareness informs our action without distinguishing us from events. I am referring to what is most question-worthy: the passing sense of the weird and meaningless way in which things happen, beyond…