PHILOSOPHICAL STATISTICS: pluralism vs OOO

On my academia.edu page there is a little essay defending Bruno Latour’s realist pluralism against ill-founded accusations of relativism. It has taken off recently in terms of the number of views, and is now over the 1,300 mark. My review of Graham Harman’s THE THIRD TABLE  has obtained over 2,600 views.

I think that this statistical tendency is significant, the sign of a deeper trend. The facile explanations of OOO are more and more being seen as ritual formulaic phrases that can be churned out ad infinitum, but that can never be backed up with intellectually satisfying arguments. Pluralism, on the other hand, is a rich and fruitful research programme (cf the works of Bruno Latour, Bernard Stiegler, Alain Badiou, and François Laruelle).

(statistics updated 23/05/2016).

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