PETER GRATTON: My Talk in Dublin Last Night

Useful summary of Harman’s philosophy, followed fundamental criticisms concerning the unreality of time and the absence of method in Harman’s system.

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 email contact.) Paul suggested I give a talk to the (mostly) art students on object oriented ontology, in which they were interested, and it was an excellent crowd. I borrowed a bit from a chapter on that in Speculative Realism: Problems and Prospects, but also moved out the paper as much as I could for ad hoc comments. Here is the audio. In the beginning, I’m really in front of the audience pointing to this diagram and working through it:

quadruple-object

Thank you to Fintan Neylon for setting this up. There’s a good scene there in Dublin and I miss it already. (Also there are references to Deleuze: I came to an earlier reading group where some people…

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