Philosophy Forum 05/01/2018: Peter Wolfendale: The Noumenon’s New Clothes

Dear All

the first forum of the year will be to finish up the Wolfendale paper (pages 344-366). In case anyone missed it Terence Blake was kind enough to post this document to aid our various understandings of OOO and it’s critics.

The meeting should be in UL102 14:15-15:45.

Seasonal wishes



Philosophy Forum 20/12/2017 -Peter Wolfendale: The Noumenon’s New Clothes

Dear All

this week sees the last forum of the year, the topic I’m afraid is nothing particularly seasonal, being just a return to Peter Wolfendale’s critique of object oriented ontology (after a brief refreshing hiatus to Graham Harman).

The reading is pages 320-345 in the pdf.

Seasonal topic or not it is the forum Christmas special and as such takes place on Wednesday at 14:15 in the usual room. After this we can repair to the tower bar for refreshment.

best (Christmas) wishes


Philosophy Forum 25/02/2016 -Graham Harman: Various Readings

Dear All

This week will see the first focussed discussion in the forum’s speculative season. The meeting will attempt to deal with Graham Harman’s position and to this end I am recommending reading this interview and pages 31-42 (the pdf pages not the pages that appear in the pdf) of this transcript of the original Goldsmith’s meeting.

If people want to read more, Harman has a lot of material free online that can be downloaded from his blog.

The meeting will be UL102 14:15-15:45.

With best wishes