Energy and Experience: An Essay in Nafthology

Energy and Experience: An Essay in Nafthology by Antti Salminen and Tere Vadén is a philosophical manifesto confronting the conceptual structures of our fossil modernity, which they see as a historical exceptional period that cannot be perpetuated, as it is closer linked to a state of non-renewable surplus energy than to any myth of intellectual mature progress. Salminen and Vadén scrutinize how fossil fuels have profoundly affected and shaped human knowledge and imaginaries, accelerating our perception of time and space in culture, politics and philosophy. By doing that, Energy and Experience explores and reveals the roles fossil energy has played in the configuration of modern social thought, and the delusional reasons why it has separated itself from human dependence of and interaction with nature.