Essays on Science Fiction, Globalization, and Utopia
Chapter Eight: Ken MacLeod’s Permanent Revolution: Utopian Possible Worlds, History, and the Augenblick in the “Fall Revolution”
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Ken MacLeod’s Permanent Revolution: Utopian Possible Worlds, History, and the Augenblick in the “Fall Revolution”
And if I speak so often of the incalculable and the undecidable it’s not out of a simple predilection for play nor in order to neutralize decision: on the contrary, I believe there is no responsibility, no ethico-political decision, that must not pass through the proofs of the incalculable or the undecidable. Otherwise everything would be reducible to calculation, program, causality, and, at best, “hypothetical imperative.”
—JACQUES DERRIDA, Points
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