CONTRIBUTI / 1 / Tommaso Guariento /
With this article, I propose an analysis of the paradigm shift implied by the Anthropocene, by focusing on the images of nature involved in its descriptions by climate sciences and humanities. The debates on Anthropocene are focused on the concepts of limit and rupture, by bringing back to the premodern images of nature as expressed in Lovejoy‘s ‘Great Chain of Being’ and in Spitzer’s ‘World Harmony’. In order to counteract the technocratic and promethean analysis proposed by Ecomodernists, Bruno Latour and Eduardo Viveiros de Castro refer to concepts whose major sources are the conservative thought and indigenous knowledges. After having problematized these proposals, we will consider the mythology of Chthulucene, recently adopted by Donna Haraway, which is able to provide a conceptual and narrative framework appropriate for the Anthropocene epoch.