Alain Badiou, bad faith, being, critical theory, Francois Laruelle, irony, Jean-Francois Lyotard, Martin Heidegger, non-philosophy, philosophy, Post-modernism, religion, science

…and sowing the seeds: Reply to Blake with draft excerpts from “The Second Moment”.

Reply to Terrence Blake's recent post over at Agent Swarm: As usual Terrence you pegged it. It's strange how I view it and actually I can totally agree with you and yet somehow there's something that I'm not agreeing with and really that has to do with my work, The strange situation that I find… Continue reading …and sowing the seeds: Reply to Blake with draft excerpts from “The Second Moment”.

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Repost:One and Two: Politics, Governance, and Antagonism; and comment. 

First the repost:  Perhaps it could be said that politics is that which occurs at that precise moment that we learn to count to Two.  If this were the case, then it would follow that not everything is political.  Everything can become political, but politics is something is something that must be made to be. … Continue reading Repost:One and Two: Politics, Governance, and Antagonism; and comment. 

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Post-modernism’s Worth. 

When we are too close to an event, we talk about it as from a distance. That is, what we say is automatically distanced from the event, a maximum distance. The event is thus, by this occurrence, an object. As opposed to our psychotherapeutic model, the closer we are to an event, the more dishonest… Continue reading Post-modernism’s Worth. 

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another anti-OOO article from Andrew Cole

A serious critique: Object Oriented Ontology is a term that poses that such an idea did not arise from a transcendent inspiration. It turns the transcendent into a common universal element such that thus all Objects rely upon such ‘intensionality’ and thus by thier operation(s) nullify that any such transcendent might be inspiring the Object to make it phenomenal. Since Objects are now the ‘withdrawn’ tool of another Object in the real universe.

The system OOO as a system completely argues that it arose due to its own ability or capacity to inuit the trascendental In itself Object: ie. Phenomenalism denied.

But, this is not so much a critique as it is a stating of facts.  

Object-Oriented Philosophy

HERE. Cole wrote one in 2013, I believe, but it was mostly an attack on those of his fellow medievalists who have taken a liking to OOO.

This one’s a bit more acerbic, and aimed directly at me. (What is it with Duke Ph.D.’s and OOO? Galloway came out of Durham as well.)

In case I have the opportunity to write a full response somewhere, I won’t write a long one here, but will just make a few brief points.

•Cole takes the line that although Speculative Realism thinks Kant is a “moron” (his word), Kant actually discovered all of the insights of Speculative Realism before we did.

•This claim has been answered many times, in print and in the blogosophere. Kant is certainly not a moron. I’d probably rank him just behind Aristotle/Plato or Plato/Aristotle as the third greatest philosopher in the West, and I’ve said in print that…

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Repost: The Significant Event, part 1

[it appears that the most recent wordpress update has strung all the paragraph breaks together.  So its like one long run on paragraph now. But the *'s  do indicate a break.]Significance. What we can call the Romance is based upon and or around what I call the significant experience, which falls well in line with… Continue reading Repost: The Significant Event, part 1