Against fast Ph(oo)d: Stengers, James, and the Ph.D. Octopus

Just received – Isabelle Stengers’ latest book “UNE AUTRE SCIENCE EST POSSIBLE! Manifeste pour un ralentissement des sciences” 2013):

Another Science is Possible! Manifesto for a slowing down of the sciences

Another Science is Possible! Manifesto for a slowing down of the sciences

Included at the end is a translation of an essay by Wiulliam James: “The Ph. D. Octopus” which can be read in English here.

For a brief discussion of the essay by Richard Rorty, Bruce Wilshire, John Lachs, Richard Bernstein, and Doug Anderson see:

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4 Responses to Against fast Ph(oo)d: Stengers, James, and the Ph.D. Octopus

  1. Somewhat ironically, cobbling together two links and a couple of lines, without any extended summarizing or discussion, looks like doing science (or philosophy) in haste… 🙂

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  2. terenceblake says:

    Welcome Jean-Louis! This is a bit grumpy for your first comment on my blog! I just received the book, but I have been conducting a facebook discussion on the possible parallels between Stengers’ cosmopolitics and Laruelle’s non-philosophy. I am working on a post on Stengers’ specific response to the problem of linguistic constructivism using elements from Deleuze, Latour, and Whitehead. So don’t worry much of the context is already established, and there is more to come.
    I also wanted to publicize the James essay because it fits in well with various posts that i have made on academia, para-academia, and the tyranny of cronyism both in the university and in philosophical blogs.

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  3. Bill Benzon says:

    That was an interesting video. And, you know, for all his sloppiness, it seems to me that Tim Morton is acting as a philosopher in a way that Harman and Bryant are not.

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  4. dmf says:

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