World Politics in the Era of Universal Mastery

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When nihilism shows us the world, Blanchot notes, the era of universal mastery opens. Nietzsche’s political diagnosis under “European nihilism” inaugurates a historical critique of the local perspective, localised not geographically but in its placeless aspiration to universal mastery. Born of the “death of God,” the aspiration collapses into a normative topology: “the world as it is” exists but from the vigilant perspective of “the world as it ought to be.” The diagnosis is not curative but perspectival, and It is in this vein that the proposed paper approaches “nihilism” as a counter-concept that foregrounds the prevailing topology of force. Arguably, Nietzsche’s diagnostic take on the truth-based politics of being correlates with a spatial politics of truth; it invokes topological perspectivism to counter normative topology. While the latter postulates “a will to the thinkability of all beings,” the former raises the perspectival (or typological) topology of thought. The ensuing counter-image affirms the world as a metric topology, but it also rethinks world politics as “European” politics of measurement. A continuum of measurables has come to mark the era of universal mastery, yet the “European nihilism” keeps reminding of its forceful discontinuity.
Aikajakso27 kesäk. 2019
Tapahtuman otsikko6th European Workshops in International Studies 2019 - European International Studies Association: Nihilism and International Relations (Panel)
Tapahtuman tyyppiKonferenssi
SijaintiKrakow, PuolaNäytä kartalla
Vaikuttavuus / laajuusKansainvälinen