Archives mensuelles : juillet 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 … Lire la suite

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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 … Lire la suite

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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 … Lire la suite

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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 … Lire la suite

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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 … Lire la suite

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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 … Lire la suite

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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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PAUL ENNIS’S NON-LARUELLIAN RESPONSE TO LEVI BRYANT (4)

In the preceding post in this series I defined the Ennis Gambit thus: « Ennis manages to paint a picture of the transcendent philosophers in the very terms that the OOOxians use to describe themselves » The key concept there was the … Lire la suite

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PAUL ENNIS’S NON-LARUELLIAN RESPONSE TO LEVI BRYANT (3)

No doubt fearing that his ironic expression « favouring immanence » was too explicit and risked revealing the subtle undercurrents of his non-laruellian gambit Paul Ennis decides to cloud the issue with a simple spell of bamboozlement (there is much of Harry … Lire la suite

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PAUL ENNIS’S NON-LARUELLIAN RESPONSE TO LEVI BRYANT (2)

Paul Ennis’s response to Levi Bryant did not take the manic laruellian path, but took a more nostalgic turn. Where OOO is a form of nostalgic return to ontotheology via its watered down version of transcendence, called « withdrawal », Ennis looks … Lire la suite

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