Prophetic Culture: Recreation for Adolescents (Paperback)

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By Federico Campagna, Franco Berardi (Afterword by)
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Description


Throughout history, different civilisations have given rise to many alternative worlds. Each of them was the enactment of a unique story about the structure of reality, the rhythm of time and the range of what it is possible to think and to do in the course of a life. Cosmological stories, however, are fragile things. As soon as they lose their ring of truth and their significance for living, the worlds that they brought into existence disintegrate. New and alien worlds emerge from their ruins.

Federico Campagna explores the twilight of our contemporary notion of reality, and the fading of the cosmological story that belonged to the civilisation of Westernised Modernity. How are we to face the challenge of leaving a fertile cultural legacy to those who will come after the end of our future? How can we help the creation of new worlds out of the ruins of our own?

About the Author


Federico Campagna is an Italian philosopher based in London, UK. He is the author of Technic and Magic: the reconstruction of reality (2018) and The Last Night: anti-work, atheism, adventure (2013). He works as a lecturer at the Royal Academy of Art (KABK) in the Hague, the Netherlands.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781350149625
ISBN-10: 1350149624
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Publication Date: July 1st, 2021
Pages: 280
Language: English