Provincializing for a Planetary Perspective
Keywords:Enlightenment, modernity-protest, planetary perspective, ecology-economics
The article takes its point of departure from the dynamics between Enlightenment modernity as it unfolds from the perspective of Marx (History 1 in Provincializing Europe) and the corrective counter-narratives, in the form of a protest against the former, as in the view of Heidegger (History 2 in Pro- vincializing Europe), the dynamics that provides the central argument in Provincializing Europe. On this basis, the present article explores how and why these dynamics were severed by a growing polarization between the globalization narrative, the new History 1 after 1990, and the new-old brutal ethnic nationalism emerging after the neoliberal collapse in 2008, the new History 2. The article ends by discussing the question of how the modernity-protest dynamics between History 1 and History 2 can be reformulated from a planetary perspective.