One of the main objections raised against recent attempts to form a realist or materialist philosophy – those of Object-Oriented Ontology (OOO) and Speculative Realism (SR) – is that these attempts forget to account for the ways that human interactions with objects lead to a sort of ‘translation’ of the object’s being into forms understandable by human consciousness. 1,459 more words
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from Levi Bryant’s The Democracy of Objects
The Paradox of Substance:
When the materiality of the glove, the rat, the pollen, the bottle cap, and the stick start to shimmer and spark, it was in part because of the contingent tableau that they formed with each other, with the street, with the weather that morning, with me.