The Anthropocene and the Perils of Abstraction

This essay is adapted from a talk first delivered at Akaki Tsereteli State University in Kutaisi, Georgia, November 1, 2019. It was part of the “International Multidisciplinary Conference: The Humanities in the Age of Globalization” and is forthcoming in those proceedings.

We all know and love nature in the particular: the tree in my yard, the wolf in Yellowstone National Park, or…