Maximilian Chaoulideer

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Maximilian received his B.A. in Philosophy at the University of Chicago in 2013 where he wrote his thesis on death in Sein und Zeit. His intellectual curiosities hover primarily around themes such as the importance of fragility and instability in our lives, our conceptions of embodiment, the malicious and pervasive fantasy of eternity, and the capacity/need for a life to claim responsibility for a text. He hopes to write his dissertation on the poisonous repercussions of the many forms of the romanticization and reification of “Nature,” particularly as they become manifest in the contemporary political, philosophical, eco-critical, (and other) rhetorics around climate change, as well as the empowering and emancipatory potential of the Nietzschean admission that ‘Nature is dead, and we have killed her.’