Zizek’s critique of object-oriented ontology is part of a more general project, which invites comparison with Laruelle’s expanded non-philosophical project. It involves critiquing and replacing our standard forms of ontology with something related but different that both Zizek and Laruelle call « non-standard » ontology.
Convergent with Zizek’s and Laruelle’s analyses and arguments I myself have proposed a critique of standard, or « synchronic » ontologies and the preliminary characterisation of a non-standard, or « diachronic » ontology.
(For a summary and link to the full paper IS ONTOLOGY MAKING US STUPID? https://t.co/oALmX142YN.)
This text contains the first sketch of an attempt to characterise the sort of non-standard ontology that I wish to develop. In this article I make use of the single term « diachronic » to designate an alternative to standard or classical ontologies, whereas today I prefer to spell this alternative out in terms of a cluster of traits: pluralistic, heuristic, realist, open, diachronic, empirical, apophatic, and democratic.