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The Posthuman Enlightenment | Public Books
"Fiction without Humanity: Person, Animal, Thing in Early Enlightenment Literature and Culture Lynn Festa University of Pennsylvania Press, 2019"
book  review  enlightenment  humanism  philosophy  object-oriented-ontology 
5 weeks ago by tsuomela
Object Lessons
"Object Lessons is an essay and book series about the hidden lives of ordinary things, from St. Louis to deficiencies, psychologists to rocks. ↻ Series Editors: Ian Bogost and Christopher Schaberg"
books  publisher  objects  object-oriented-ontology  philosophy  metaphysics  infrastructure  series 
september 2015 by tsuomela
Democracy in Objects: Mereology and Exploded Views « Larval Subjects .
"Exploded view diagrams open up– a little –these black boxes so as to discern the multiple-composition that objects or units are as complexes of relations. What we discover is that every object is both a unit and a crowd of other objects or units."
object-oriented-ontology  objects  metaphysics  ontology  philosophy  world  emergence 
april 2012 by tsuomela
What is a World? « Larval Subjects .
"Tim seems to conceive world as a container that entities are in. For me, by contrast, the world is anything but a container. Ultimately there are no containers, there are just relations between entities. And as a consequence, in the framework of my ontology, a world is nothing but a network of relations between structurally coupled entities. "
object-oriented-ontology  objects  metaphysics  ontology  philosophy  world 
april 2012 by tsuomela
Five Darwinian/Posthumanist Theses « Larval Subjects .
"It’s no exaggeration to suggest that Darwin’s account of speciation is the most revolutionary idea in the last two hundred years. In claiming this, I am not original, for this is also the thesis of Dennett in Darwin’s Dangerous Idea. I will never have words fine enough to capture the greatness of Darwin, but nonetheless it is important to at least attempt the articulation of what is so revolutionary in his thought." Annotated link
evolution  ideas  object-oriented-ontology  objects  intellectual  history 
april 2012 by tsuomela
echovar » Blog Archive » A Permanent Sense of Asymmetry: Watching the Non-Human Enter
"As Morton points out, in the age of ecology there is no clean transaction you can walk away from. The fact that everything is connected isn’t something you can turn off when it’s inconvenient. There’s always something still owed, a remaining debt. Morton describes this as the viscous quality of the hyperobject, the more you know about it the more it sticks to you. And as Graeber shows, capital fails to capture the full extent of a transaction because it doesn’t fully represent the object. In the social context of the transaction, there’s always a remainder, the market never fully clears. At the level of capital and pricing, the numbers always add up, but the object of the transaction is broadcasting on multiple frequencies. And if you hold the concept of capital in abeyance for just a moment, you’ll find there were many more parties to the transaction than you had assumed, and if you listen closely, you can hear that the non-human has continued its relationship with you. "
ecology  economics  transaction  exchange  commons  debt  capital  relationship  gifts  meta-analysis  fundamental  objects  object-oriented-ontology  literature  poetry 
april 2012 by tsuomela
Ecology without Nature
"Timothy Morton is Professor of English (Literature and the Environment) at the University of California, Davis. He is the author of The Ecological Thought (Harvard UP, 2010), Ecology without Nature (Harvard UP, 2007), seven other books and over seventy essays on philosophy, ecology, literature, food and music. "
weblog-individual  environment  ecology  object-oriented-ontology 
august 2011 by tsuomela
The Valve - A Literary Organ | OOO! – So That’s What You Mean
"The real, then, is that which holds open the potential for the new. We can never fully know what’s real. The more we look, the more we see. Endlessly. It’s turtles all the way down, but not quite the same turtles. They keep morphing. And become doves.

All the way down.

And, that, I believe, is what object oriented ontologists are driving at when they make these strange assertions about how objects are withdrawn, how they withhold themselves – not merely from us (for it’s not about us at all, this is not us-oriented ontology, after all) – but from one another. There’s always more object there. Our nervous system can never fully assimilate an object, a real object, to its familiar patterns – which is, incidentally, what nervous systems are ‘designed’ to do, more or less, but not always, not in emergencies.

Objects are withdrawn. They withhold themselves. There’s always something more."
objects  speculative-realism  philosophy  object-oriented-ontology  ontology 
april 2011 by tsuomela

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