(THIS ARTICLE IS ONLY MACHINE TRANSLATED by Google from Norwegian)
Hartmut Rosa has distinguished himself as a classic critic of modernity, but with new approaches. His first major work, which came out in English under the title Acceleration, was followed up last year by another major project, Resonance, which forms the basis of the new – and far shorter – book The Uncontrollability of the World.
In the introduction to the English edition, Rosa notes how the German main concept from the original, "Unverfügbarkeit", is almost untranslatable. In Norwegian, we might want to talk about unrulyness (or "inflexibility"), or something that is not at our disposal. The unruly thing for Rosa is in the experience that resists our control impulse, our desire to master and predict the world and thus make it our own. If this human impulse is nothing new, Rosa rightly emphasizes that it is in modern times that we have really become control-free on a large scale: Modern-day military mapping and the colonization of the world came along with the subjugation of nature through. . .
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