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POST-ALTHUSSERIAN WITHDRAWAL: OOO and dtermination in the last instance

I have described François Laruelle’s non-philosophy as a particular variant of post-Althusserian thought maintaining intact key Althusserian notions such as the distinction between the real object and the theoretical object, and determination in the last instance. Graham Harman’s OOO is … Lire la suite

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BADIOU’S DIAGRAMME: evental emergence vs objectal withdrawal

Alain Badiou has published in the 100th issue (June 2016) of PHILOSOPHIE MAGAZINE a summary of his philosophy in the form of a diagramme and a three page commentary. It is interesting to examine it in the light of Badiou’s … Lire la suite

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WHY WRITE SO MUCH ABOUT HARMAN’S WITHDRAWAL-ORIENTED PHILOSOPHY?

This is a question I have often asked myself, and I have given several replies on this blog. The important thing for me is that each time I write I achieve a greater level of generality. Behind my most recent … Lire la suite

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PROBLEMS OF WITHDRAWAL-ORIENTED ONTOLOGY (2): relativism and reductionism

Given that Graham Harman’s form of withdrawal-oriented ontology postulates that objects withdraw from relations, his metaphysics can be seen as one particular model of the more general set-theoretic ontology proposed by Badiou in BEING AND EVENT. This is confirmed by … Lire la suite

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PROBLEMS OF WITHDRAWAL-ORIENTED ONTOLOGY (1): « examples » and self-contradiction

Harman’s version of withdrawal-oriented ontology, OOP, is conceptually incoherent and terminolgically confused. In his object-oriented philosophy words do not mean what they seem to. Harman equivocates with the familiar connotations and associations of the word “object” to give the impression … Lire la suite

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AESTHETICS IS NOT FIRST PHILOSOPHY: Badiou against withdrawal

For Badiou the « age of the poets », that is to say the age of the aesthetic suture, is over. Philosophy reasserts itself by refusing the conception of Being as lost or withdrawn and by rejecting the consequences of such a … Lire la suite

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BADIOU AGAINST WITHDRAWAL: the case of Heidegger

In the video Badiou explains the context of his Heidegger Seminar: it was the third and last, of a series of three seminars devoted to the question of Being, in the three years leading up to the publication of his … Lire la suite

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DICTIONARY OF OOO (1): WITHDRAWAL

Withdrawal is an important concept in OOO, and as such figures in the second of the two major theses of OOO: objects withdraw from each other. This « withdrawal » underwrites the peculiar ineffability of real objects in OOO: we cannot name … Lire la suite

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IS « WITHDRAWAL » A RELATION? Graham Harman and the paradoxes of withdrawal

My thesis is simple, Graham Harman’s metaphysics is incoherent. It does not survive even the simplest examination. In fact Harman has several different metaphysics confounded together in his presentations. The prime metaphysics is based on real withdrawn objects. « Objects withdraw … Lire la suite

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EQUIVOCAL WITHDRAWAL: RELATIONAL vs OBJECTUAL

Graham Harman presents an ontological model that has the merit of being relatively simple and, at first sight quite clear. However this clarity and simplicity are obtained by means of a series of equivocal terms that function as the conceptual … Lire la suite

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