Monthly Archives: January 2014

PLURALISM IS NOT AN ABSTRACT CATEGORY

In an attempt to give some specific content to a debate on the relation between pluralism and realism that tends to go in circles, as one can put all sorts of contents under such generic terms. I try to distinguish … Continue reading

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THE HAUNTING QUESTION OF THE ONTOLOGICAL STATUS OF GHOSTS: Latour’s deconstruction of psychoanalysis

Levi Bryant asks at Critical Animal blog post on The Pluralism Wars: “Does ontological pluralism commit one to claiming spirits and demonic possession exist?” This is my answer: 1) The question is too general, asking about an abstraction “ontological pluralism” … Continue reading

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ON THE REALIST PLURALISM OF BRUNO LATOUR

This is a draft article attempting to give some concrete content to a debate on the relation between pluralism and realism that tends to go in circles, as people can put all sorts of contents under such generic terms. Comments … Continue reading

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FROM RELATIVIST EPISTEMOLOGY TO PLURALIST ONTOLOGY

One can talk about the experience of gods, or spirits, or demons, or ghosts, of supernatural entities in general; one can investigate the practice of sorcery, or divination, or witchcraft; one can study the historical movements of magic, or gnosis, … Continue reading

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Blog philosophique: “Les apports de Mehdi Belhaj Kacem”

Blog très intéressant consacré à l’oeuvre de Mehdi Belhaj Kacem: http://mehdibelhajkacem.over-blog.com/

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PLURALISM IS NOT RELATIVISM (4): the struggle for intellectual hegemony and the travestying of pluralism

“We are witnessing today the struggle for intellectual hegemony — for who will occupy the universal place of the “public intellectual” — between postmodern-deconstructionist cultural studies and the cognitivist popularizers of “hard” sciences” (Zizek, “Lacan Between Cultural Studies And Cognitivism”). … Continue reading

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PLURALISM IS NOT RELATIVISM (3): Bruno Latour’s fallibilism of keys and modes

Latour’s pluralist ontology emphasises the fallibility of our beliefs and the need for objective tests. When he talks about “interpretive keys” characterising each mode of existence, this is not beautiful soul relativism proclaiming “to each his belief”. Applying the wrong … Continue reading

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