Archives de l’auteur : terenceblake

QUANTUM HERMENEUTICS (1): the case of Steve Fuller

Abstract: Over the past fifty years we have seen diverse attempts to incorporate insights and clues present in quantum mechanics into wider philosophical visions and modes of thought. It is not necessary to construct a formal « metaphysics of quantum physics » … Lire la suite

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PSEUDO-HISTORY IS WRITTEN BY THE PSEUDO-VICTORS: Object-oriented ontology and the « absence » of critique

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Object-oriented_ontology#Criticism No mention is made of kvond’s contributions. See for example this synthetic post. Other early critics of OOO include Leon Niemoczynski, David Golumbia, Jason Hills, Glen Fuller, Jussi Parikka, and Adrian Romero Farias. Not to mention my own substantial … Lire la suite

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PLURI-REDUCTIONISM: simulating pluralism by multiple reductions

« Pluri-reductionism » designates the recent attempts in Continental Philosophy to incorporate the insights of epistemological and ontological pluralism within a more manageable post-pluralist framework. The old reductionism cannot work, today the pluralist condition has become our common lot. This post proposes … Lire la suite

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POST-TRUTH QUANTUM EPISTEMOLOGY: the case of Steve Fuller

(1) There is no default narrative flow Over the past fifty years we have seen diverse attempts to incorporate insights and clues present in quantum mechanics into wider philosophical visions and modes of thought. It is not necessary to construct … Lire la suite

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LARUELLE’S « LAW »: jargon is inversely proportional to citation

François Laruelle is the inventor of a current of thought called by him « non-philosophy ». As it is easy to see that this thought is, contrary to Laruelle’s own claims, still philosophy, he later came to call his thought « non-standard » philosophy. … Lire la suite

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LE GAMBIT DU RENARD: fantasy corrélationniste ou sf mathématique?

Certains lecteurs arguent que ce roman ne mérite pas le titre de science fiction, puisque le principe de base de son univers est que les lois de la physique peuvent être modifiées par un système « calendaire ». Ceci semble relever plutôt … Lire la suite

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ACTOR SHADES OF RED: On Kim Stanley Robinson’s RED MOON

Kim Stanley Robinson’s latest novel, RED MOON, is constructed around a thoroughly Latourian ontology, as substrate for a global revolution. It is pervaded by a reflection on networks, on their incompleteness, and on their non-totalisable functioning by dis-functioning. Near the … Lire la suite

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