Timothy J. LeCain

is Associate Professor of History and Director of Graduate Studies at Montana State University in Bozeman, Montana. He is the author of The Matter of History: How Things Create the Past (Cambridge University Press, forthcoming) and Mass Destruction: The Men and Giant Mines that Wired America and Scarred the Planet (Rutgers University Press, 2009). In 2016, he will be a fellow at the Oslo Center for Advanced Studies.



Heralding a new humanism

The radical implications of Chakrabarty's "Four theses"

The unnatural power of human society and technology has grown so great that it has, ironically, come full circle to become natural again, writes Timothy J. LeCain. Responding to Dipesh Chakrabarty’s “Four theses”, LeCain considers the resulting breach in what once seemed like an impregnable wall of separation between natural history and human history.

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