Monthly Archives: March 2014

My Xenogenesis Continues

Thanks to everyone who responded with encouragement and kind words. I feel the need to change my way of interacting with the ideas and people I encounter on the internet. Bernard Stiegler this year in his seminar is talking a … Continue reading

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PETER GRATTON: My Talk in Dublin Last Night

Originally posted on PHILOSOPHY IN A TIME OF ERROR:
It was wonderful to meet some good friends in Dublin–a really incisive collective of people. (Greatly, Paul Ennis turned out to be as nihilistic and funny as I found him in…

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DEBOYCOTT ME!

If there is anyone who wishes that I continue my blog, even without agreeing with me, please click like, as I am sick of being boycotted and may stop.

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READING ONTO-CARTOGRAPHY (2): CIRCULAR MATERIALISM

In Levi Bryant’s terms, the “obscurantists” (who are everywhere) are those who think that materialism is “reductionist”. Yet Bryant does not distinguish between different forms of reductionism, and a non-materialist philosopher like Harman could easily respond with a tu quoque, … Continue reading

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READING ONTO-CARTOGRAPHY (1): Doctor Levi and Professor Bryant

ONTO-PARANOIA: THE HEGEMONY OF BAD ONTOLOGIES The introduction to Levi Bryant’s new book begins with a condemnation of the “obscurantists”, who “argue that materialism is reductive, mechanistic” (ONTO-CARTOGRAPHY, 1). This is in line with Bryant’s defence of a hard and … Continue reading

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ONTO-CARTOGRAPHY, OR ONTO-NOSTALGIA: Notes on Levi Bryant’s ONTO-CARTOGRAPHY

In this text (revised and completed) I consider the contradiction between Levi Bryant’s desire to inherit and carry further certain progressive post-structuralist themes and his allegiance to the regressive schemas of object-oriented ontology. https://www.academia.edu/6465110/ONTO-CARTOGRAPHY_OR_ONTO-NOSTALGIA_Notes_on_Levi_Bryants_ONTO-CARTOGRAPHY

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“WITHDRAWAL” SYMPTOM: on the conceptual pathology of OOO

Graham Harman introduced the pathological notion of withdrawal to reconfine speculative realism (without the scare-quotes or capital letters) inside the monist prison, arguing that this imprisonment was necessary to permit us to escape the constructivist nightmare. “Withdrawal”, whether strong (as … Continue reading

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