Monthly Archives: July 2012

METAPHYSICS AND PLURALISM (2): Some thoughts on Deleuze’s polytheism

In ALL THINGS SHINING, Kelly and Dreyfus, following Heidegger, talk about “gathering” to describe the coming together of practices in configurations of ways of being in the world: “The practices have gathered throughout the history of the West to reveal … Continue reading

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METAPHYSICS AND PLURALISM: Some thoughts on Rorty’s polytheism

Rorty shares with Dreyfus and Kelly (in ALL THINGS SHINING) the notion of a secularized polytheism that rejects all attempts to commensurate the incommensurable as hegemonic power tactics. The desire to reinforce this polytheistic attitude by supplying it with an … Continue reading

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PICKERING’S POST-HUMANIST ONTOLOGY: Beyond the Crystal World

Pickering talks about machinic ontology in a very interesting article called “Science, Contingency and Ontology” (2009). He contrasts a sort of static relativist pluralism of understandings of the world, which he calls a crystal ontology, with a more dynamical interactive … Continue reading

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ANDREW PICKERING’S TWO ONTOLOGIES

Andrew Pickering in “Cybernetics as Nomad Science”, seems to have some ideas convergent with pluralist thinkers such as Deleuze and Feyerabend. He contrasts a pluralist open anarchist ontology based on embodiment and becoming with a dualist ontology based on the … Continue reading

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DEUX ONTOLOGIES: Mondrian et De Kooning

Dans “New Ontologies”, Andrew Pickering, le philosophe et sociologue des sciences britannique, présente deux types d’ontologie: 1) une ontologie classique, dominante, de type transcendant – une ontologie d’essences et 2) une ontologie plus inhabituelle, minoritaire, de type immanent – une … Continue reading

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OOO’S PRAGMATIC CONTRADICTION: Repressed Anthroplogism and Concept Blindness

Timothy Morton believes he has a master argument against those who think that OOO suffers from a pragmatic contradiction: he just ignores all the concepts and ridicules what remains: here. This is in fact a characteristic of OOO – to … Continue reading

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BERNARD STIEGLER ON THE DIGITAL PHARMAKON

New Bernard Stiegler article: RELATIONAL ECOLOGY AND THE DIGITAL PHARMAKON (Thanks to Daniel Ross)

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