“Don’t care about ecology? You think you don’t, but you might all the same. Don’t read ecology books? This book is for you.”
Timothy Morton’s book answers the question about what we actually understand by “ecology” in the condition of global politics and economy, whose participants, alongside people, have included various non-human players for a long time. Do we possess enough potential and will to re-examine our attitude to man’s place in the world, the ontological homogeneity of which is put under question? An interdisciplinary researcher who collaborates with some key figures in contemporary culture, from Bjork to Hans Ulrich Obrist, Morton also belongs to a group of influential thinkers working on the intersection of object-oriented philosophy, eco-critique, contemporary literary studies, post-human ethics, and other movements that undermine the subject/object relationships in the sphere of thought and the development of knowledge about the world. Regarding his book as almost stripped of facts, Morton offers an inspiring approach to the creation of “sustainable futures” based on the coexistence of people and other creatures.