Pessimism, Futility and Extinction: An Interview with Eugene Thacker

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

4 Citations (SciVal)
4 Downloads (Pure)

Abstract

In this interview with Thomas Dekeyser, Eugene Thacker elaborates on the central themes of his work. Addressing themes including extinction, futility, human universalism, network euphoria, political indecision and scientific nihilism, the interview positions Thacker’s work within the contemporary theoretical conjuncture, specifically through its relation to genres of thought his work is often grouped with or cast against: vitalism, speculative realism and accelerationism. More broadly, however, the interview offers a unique insight into Thacker’s approach to the thinking, doing and writing of ‘philosophy’.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)367-381
Number of pages15
JournalTheory, Culture & Society
Volume37
Issue number7-8
Early online date17 Mar 2020
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 17 Dec 2020
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • abolitionism
  • extinction
  • network society
  • nihilism
  • pessimism
  • speculative realism
  • vitalism

Fingerprint

Dive into the research topics of 'Pessimism, Futility and Extinction: An Interview with Eugene Thacker'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this