Archives mensuelles : octobre 2015

DELEUZE ON DIALOGUE: DISCUSSION vs CONVERSATION

Deleuze habitually condemns « discussion » as narcissistic and sterile, an empty social ritual to be avoided at all costs: It is already hard enough to understand what someone is saying. Discussion is just an exercise in narcissism where everyone takes turns … Lire la suite

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FEYERABEND’S PHYSICS AND ONTOLOGY (1): the ontological prejudice

Feyerabend discusses the picture of the world proposed by the « ontological prejudice », that asserts the absolute separation between the domain of philosophy, which gives us ontological knowledge of real objects, and the domain of the sciences, which give us mere … Lire la suite

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HARMAN’S CARTOGRAPHY OF REDUCTIONISM: the problem of external relations

Graham Harman’s little book, THE THIRD TABLE, gives a very clear presentation of his views on reductionism, as exemplified in the sciences and the humanities, but also in the commonsense view of the world. However his vision of science as … Lire la suite

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