Jason W. Moore, Editor ANTHROPOCENE OR CAPITALOCENE? ", Furthermore, Dreyfus and Dorrance Kelly urge each person to become a sort of "craftsman" whose responsibility it is to refine their faculty for poiesis in order to achieve existential meaning in their lives and to reconcile their bodies with whatever transcendence there is to be had in life itself: "The task of the craftsman is not to generate the meaning, but rather to cultivate in himself the skill for discerning the meanings that are already there. And I think among us, the question of whether we are Eichmanns is a very serious one. In her criticisms she explicitly aligns herself with Jason Moore's critique1 of the Anthropocene. "Anthropogenic implicates an actor that doesn’t exist. In 1981, Chaosium released their role-playing game Call of Cthulhu. - Jason Moore These are exciting animal stories, fabulous animal stories, that are an effort to inculcate in the young a love of place, a love of home. The inability to confront the consequences of the worlding that one is in fact engaged in, and the limiting and thinking to functionality. How can this both work and not work for anything that needs to be done on this Earth?” So I am not arguing that we don’t need the kinds of operations that go on under the sign of the Anthropocene, Gaia, autopoietic thinking, and global scale, but I am signalling their very historical and material specificity, and their limitations both mythological and otherwise. They are signallers, queuers par excellence. If you found this useful or interesting, please consider supporting the project monthly at Patreon or once via Cash App, or even just sharing the link. Anthropocene or Capitalocene, part III. Her preferred terminology in the context of the environmental crisis' origin is unequivocally and uncompromisingly found in the notion of Capitalocene. I'm going to propose to us that the Cthulucene might be a way to collect up the questions for naming the epoch, for naming what is happening in the airs, waters, and places, in the rocks, and oceans, and atmospheres. This is “Endosymbiosis: Homage to Lynn Margulis,” a giant painting of several feet by several feet, on the wall between the biological sciences and the geosciences at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, where Lynn proposed, and she and her labs showed, that the origin of complex cellularity on this Earth is an endosymbiotic event. Staying With the Trouble: Making Kin in the Chthulucene. “My” Chthulucene, even burdened with its problematic Greek-ish tendrils, entangles myriad temporalities and spatialities and myriad intra-active entities-in-assemblages—including the more-than-human, other-than-human, inhuman, and human-as-humus. The military competition, the corporate competition.