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

Graham

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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

Graham

Philosophy Forum 07/12/2017: Peter Wolfendale: The Noumenon’s New Clothes

Dear All

this week I thought we could begin to look at Wolfendale’s review and critique of object oriented ontolog: The Noumenon’s New Clothes’.

The paper is quite long so I suggest we read the first 31 pages this week and see how that goes. The meeting is in the usual place UL102 14:15-15:45 and the reading is available here.

best wishes

Graham

Philosophy Forum 16/11/2017 -Timothy Morton: Hyperobjects

Dear All

this week the forum will continue last week’s discussion on hyperobjects by reading the next two sections of Morton’s book. These are entitled ‘Temporal Undulation’ and ‘Phasing’ and are found between pages 49-69.

The meeting is in the usual UL102 at 14:15-15:45 and the reading is available here.

Best wishes

Graham

Philosophy Forum 9/11/2017-Timothy Morton: Hyperobjects

Dear All

following last week’s re-examination of object-oriented-ontology (OOO as it likes to be known) via Morton, the forum will now try to look a little deeper at his notion of a ‘hyperobject’.

To this end I propose we read part of his handily titled book on exactly this topic (Hyperobjects, philosophy and ecology after the end of the world). I propose we try to read the first two actual sections of the book as opposed to the introduction (which could be optional reading). These are entitled ‘Viscosity’ and ‘Nonlocality’ and run from pages 29-49.

The meeting will be in the usual UL102 14:15-15:45 and the reading is available here:  ‘Hyperobjects

best

Graham