Some food for thought – to be continued

The Principles of object-oriented philosophy can be summarized in a few sentences. First, philosophy must deal with every type of object rather than reducing all objects to one privileged type: zebras, leprechauns, and armies and jewelry are just as worthy of philosophical discussion as atoms and brains. Second, objects are deeper then their appearance to the human mind but also deeper than their relations to one another, so that all contact between objects must be indirect or vicarious. Third, objects are polarized in two ways: there is a distinction between objects and their qualities, and a distinction between real objects withdrawn from all access and sensual objects that exist only for some observer, whether human or inhuman. Finally, the basic problems of ontology must be reformulated in terms of the fourfold structure that results from these two polarizations in the core of objects.(1)

To be continued…

(1)Re-adapted from: Graham Harman, The Third Table, 100 Notes – 100 Thoughts | N.85, dOCUMENTA (13), 2012

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