Posthumanism’s Revolt Against Responsibility
it is somewhat misleading to say we have entered the “Anthropocene” because anthropos is not as a whole to blame for climate change. Rather, in order to place the blame where it truly belongs, it would be more appropriate— as Jason W. Moore, Donna J. Haraway, and others have argued— to say we have entered the “Capitalocene.” Blaming humanity in general for climate change excuses those particular individuals and groups actually responsible. To put it another way, to see everyone as responsible is to see no one as responsible. Anthropocene antihumanism is thus a public-relations victory for the corporations and governments destroying the planet.
(tags: technology tech posthumanism anthropocene capitalism humanity future climate-change tescreal)