a particular insight of Lacan
For sure I lean toward Harman as having come up with the most significant move in recent philosophy. Yet also, my particular formulation of object orientation is slightly different than Graham. My version concerns orientation upon objects, whereas The Doctor is making a claim toward a particular ontology.
I like how Harman’s comes into view:
““to do something heroic, try to put yourself into such a position that you can be betrayed with impunity.”
It is interesting to me that he would come upon this in that manner.
I would put it this way:
The betrayal is already a part of the hero’s journey, inherent to the heroism.
I have said it in the blog post a few years ago somewhere:
Why would one do something, devote oneself to a cause that will never be noticed or understood?
The situation is described by Lyotard, and answer is found thoroughly in Kierkegaard. That is the absurdity of the situation at hand.
[the Two Routes]