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Chapter 21. An exercise in breathing air – Bo Burnham, Childish Gambino and Red Hot Chili Peppers

In Bo Burnhams song “That Funny Feeling” (2021)1 one can listen to a short but yet lucid and condensed version of every pessimistic history of human culture. But finally, it will come to an end, as he sings: “Twenty-thousand years of this, seven more to go”. So, as we all – as humans – do not […]

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Chapter 20.Telepathy – Not Knowledge, Non-Knowledge neither

What is that, that one writes on his/her own? If one only writes about other writings, does he/she write at all? Or is she/he just an operator, programmed to re-write and therefore re-announce the written text of others, maybe the O/other? And if, as in the case of Jacques Derrida, that one does not work […]

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Chapter 14. Is (dark) hermeneutics ecological?

Timothy Morton once asked an interviewer if he has a cat? The answer was yes, and the following question was: “do you like to stroke her or him?”1 The answer again was yes. Morton replied: “Well, so you’re already relating to a nonhuman being for no particular reason. You’re already being ecological.”2 This story resonates […]

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