Personal Details: Simon, Zoltán Boldizsár
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Zoltán Boldizsár Simon, PhD, *1979, is assistant professor at Leiden University and research fellow at Bielefeld University. He has written extensively on the theory and philosophy of history, on historical time and questions of temporality, and on the challenges posed by technology and the Anthropocene to the human condition and to modern historical thinking.
His articles can be read in journals ranging from History and Theory and The Anthropocene Review to History of the Human Sciences and European Journal of Social Theory. He is the author of History in Times of Unprecedented Change: A Theory for the 21st Century (Bloomsbury, 2019) and The Epochal Event: Transformations in the Entangled Human, Technological, and Natural Words (Palgrave, 2020).
The Role of History in an Anthropocenic Knowledge Regime
Die Rolle der Geschichte in einem Anthropozänischen Wissensregime
The recognition of the Anthropocene paves the way to the formation of a new knowledge regime attuned to study the human and the natural worlds in their entanglement.