Published: 3 February 2020 at 12:45
Manifesto sets out radical solution to the ecological crisis facing the Earth
An important new book challenging how we view the human race, and the future of humanity on Earth, will be launched in Cambridge on Wednesday, 5 February.
Written by Patricia MacCormack, Professor of Continental Philosophy at Anglia Ruskin University (ARU), The Ahuman Manifesto (Bloomsbury) is a radical call to action.
The book asks what the relevance and benefit of human life to Earth actually is. Covering a range of contemporary issues including climate change, animal rights, and veganism, the book suggests an extreme solution to the current ecological crisis – human extinction.
In its final chapter, The Ahuman Manifesto looks at developments since entering the age of the Anthropocene, including the “capitalist enslavement of human and nonhuman organisms to the point of ‘zombiedom’”. It goes on to argue that we’re already “apocalypse citizens” and that a gradual phasing out of human life should be embraced.
Professor MacCormack said:
The launch of The Ahuman Manifesto will take place at ARU’s Cambridge campus on Wednesday, 5 February (12.15pm). Professor MacCormack is hosting a mini-symposium on posthuman futures, and will be joined by guest speakers, including Professor Lisa Blackman of Goldsmiths, University of London. Please contact [email protected] for further information about the event.