Monthly Archives: November 2014

FROM INVERSE TO PLURIVERSE: FEYERABEND’S COSMOLOGICAL PLURALISM

This is the full version of the paper I gave at the Zurich Conference: WITHIN THE DOMAIN OF THE SUN’S INVERSE ABSTRACT: Paul Feyerabend is often associated with a destructive criticism leading to an anarchism that flouts every rule and … Continue reading

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(Auto)biography and Derrida II (finished reading)

Originally posted on angelaroothaan:
It created a trip down memory lane, to read the Derrida biography. At first because I saw the rebelliousness of some of my generation in the 70ties as the echoes of the anti-traditionalist choices of the…

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WITHIN THE DOMAIN OF THE SUN’S INVERSE: Computation, Speculation, and Cosmos

I am looking forward to participating in this very interesting event:

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FROM RELATIVIST EPISTEMOLOGY TO PLURALIST ONTOLOGY: The pluralist realism of Paul Feyerabend and Bruno Latour

I have just completed a paper on Feyerabend and Latour’s realist pluralism. This synthesises and extends my contributions to the Pluralism Wars and hopefully puts an end to the conflation of realist pluralism with cultural relativism. academia.edu: link.

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FROM LATOUR TO LYOTARD: Gaia needs cosmos

It is not sufficient to append the prefix “cosmo-” to one’s position to be sure of escaping anthropocentrism. In the case of Bruno Latour, “cosmopolitics” sounds promising, but he ultimately ties it to our status as “earth-bound” as some sort … Continue reading

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REDUCTIONISM AND PERFORMATIVE ILLUSION IN BRUNO LATOUR’S “EMPIRICAL” METAPHYSICS

Bruno Latour’s book AN INQUIRY INTO MODES OF EXISTENCE presents itself as containing not just a theory of and an appeal to empirical metaphysics, but as an actual example of such a practice. Empiricism is closely linked to the notion … Continue reading

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“PLATO WAS WRONG”: Michel Serres on finding truth in the cavern

“The night is the model for our knowledge, not the day. We enter a classroom, we enter a museum like entering a cavern. The cavern is the place of knowledge…Plato was wrong, to see truth as a sun is a … Continue reading

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