"it is indispensable that we first develop a robust epistemological scaffolding for ‘catastrophe’ itself, not as Event, but as a political category or concept that offers an analytic for the manner in which people structure their political and social lives"
"As opposed to biopolitics’ emphasis on control over prescribing forms of life, cruel mathematics works at the level of the bios-political, or ways of life. Central to understanding cruel mathematics is what Sylvia Wynter calls a biocentric genre of the human, which was inaugurated by the Darwinian rupture in planetary thinking, and the diffusion of the concept of natural selection and equally, that of dysselection"
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