Post-Europe

Publish date: August 6, 2024
Publisher: Urbanomic/Sequence Press
ISBN: 979-8985423518
Pages: 144
Country: UK
Language: English

Description:

Envisioning a post-European thinking: not through a neutralization of differences nor a return to tradition, but through an individuation of thinking between East and West.

With the unstoppable advance of global capitalism, the Heimatlosigkeit (homelessness) which twentieth-century European philosophers spoke of—and which Heidegger declared had become the “destiny of the world”—is set to become ever more pathological in its consequences. But rather than dreaming of an impossible return to Heimat, Yuk Hui argues that today thinking must start out from the standpoint of becoming-homeless.

Drawing on the philosophies of Gilbert Simondon, Jacques Derrida, Bernard Stiegler, and Jan Patočka alongside the thought of Kitaro Nishida, Keiji Nishitani, and Mou Zongsan among others, Yuk Hui envisions a project of a post-European thinking. If Asia and Europe are to devise new modes of confronting capitalism, technology, and planetarisation, this must take place neither through a neutralization of differences nor a return to tradition, but through an individuation of thinking between East and West.