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A Review of The Quadruple Object

The lens of inquiry I brought to bear on Graham Harman’s book might be called ‘radical ecology.’ So my purpose was not to assess his ontology as it relates to others’, but to see how it relates to living praxis; and ultimately it is to know my enemy (watch how written/historical philosophy undoes itself), and to salvage these critically reflective parts of civilization in order to abandon it and live a life with friends in the wild, one that is justly defensible because it respects all beings as kin (animism). 714 more words

Musings & Delineations

Ingold on Making - Agency and Animacy

In his latest collection of essays subtitled ‘Anthropology, Archaeology, Art and Architecture’ [1] Tim Ingold continues his interdisciplinary investigations into the messy world of making. Written in a typically lively, direct and highly accessible style, one of the strengths of Ingold’s approach is the intimate connection between philosophy and field work – you get the strong sense that even while he’s rebuilding a dry-stone wall or stooping over an archaeological dig, there is always a volume of Heidegger or Deleuze sticking out of his back pocket. 836 more words


Graham Harman: Bruno Latour - Reassembling the Political

Just published: Graham Harman: Bruno Latour – Reassembling the Political (Pluto Press)

Bruno Latour, the French sociologist, anthropologist and long-established superstar in the social sciences is revisited in this pioneering account of his ever-evolving political philosophy.

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Object Oriented Phiasco

The quickly burgeoning philosophy blogosphere has made it possible for philosophers to have more low-stakes discussions and debates not only about their work, but about the field.   2,182 more words

Digital Humanities

Graham Harman's Quadruple Object, V2

The world is made up of a basic set of polarities – four of them, it turns out. They cannot be derived from a single radical root, but neither do they exist as incorruptible elements untransmutable into one another in the manner of the Empedoclean air, earth, fire and water. 124 more words


Cultural Techniques-special issue

Our book-length special issue on Cultural Techniques (Kulturtechniken) is out. Co-edited by Geoffrey Winthrop-Young, Ilinca Iurascu and myself, the special edition in Theory, Culture & Society… 632 more words

New Materialism