nonontological agency

“The nonhuman, forcelike mode of existence of the human tells us that we are no longer simply a form of life that is endowed with a sense of ontology…. A geological force — for that is what in part we are in our collective existence — is neither subject nor object. A force is the capacity to move things. It is pure, nonontological agency.” Chakrabarty, Dipesh. “Postcolonial Studies and the Challenge of the Anthropocene.” New Literary History 43 (2012): 13.