• Bogna M. Konior New York University Shanghai
  • Jeremy R. Smith University of Western Ontario
  • Michael Saunders Kingston University
Keywords: editorial, Oraxiom, The End Times


In the inaugural issue of Oraxiom: A Journal of Non-Philosophy, we pick up a subject that several theoretical disciplines have come to deem as the end times. While the challenges of environmental change and economic crises signal a paradigm shift, collapse thought is predominantly a characteristic of European and American academia, and the generation of scholars that it has trained over the last few decades. Are we truly witnessing the end times, or are we seeing a certain form of Western thought - under the name of philosophy with all of its methodological and identitarian characteristics - process its own end? What will grow in the barren land of philosophy? Non-Philosophy has long interrogated how philosophical thought presents itself as "the real," as the unshakable, inescapable given; it has already asked the question of the end of philosophy, or rather the perpetual loop of the death and renewal of philosophy, in the cracks of which non-philosophy finds exit routes.

Author Biographies

Bogna M. Konior, New York University Shanghai

Bogna M. Konior is a postdoctoral fellow at the NYU Shanghai Interactive Media Arts department and a research associate at the AI and Culture Research Center.

Jeremy R. Smith, University of Western Ontario

Jeremy R. Smith is a PhD candidate at the Centre for the Study of Theory and Criticism at University of Western Ontario. 

Michael Saunders, Kingston University

Michael Saunders is a recent graduate of Kingston University London.

How to Cite
Konior, B., Smith, J., & Saunders, M. (2020). Editorial. Oraxiom: A Journal of Non-Philosophy, 1(1), 10-13. Retrieved from https://oraxiom.org/index.php/OJNP/article/view/32