6 x 9 | 286 pages | Softcover
As humanity awakens to the dawn of the Anthropocene it faces two interconnected existential threats. The coming onslaught of environmental devastation and our inability to change the systems of inequality and exploitation that remain central components of our societies. Confronting both requires that we ask difficult questions not only about ourselves as individuals, but the entire history of our species. In calling for the construction of new historical narratives utilizing a Pessimistic philosophical lens, A Disease of the Dust weaves together philosophy, history, religion, science, film analysis, and cultural criticism. While it may speak to those academic fields specifically, it is also meant for a wider, more popular audience. Anyone waiting impatiently for the long moral arc of the universe to bend towards justice will find a new way of conceptualizing our history as a species, the longstanding systems of inequality and exploitation endemic to our societies, and how what it will take to fully confront the unfolding devastation of the Anthropocene.