Philosophy Forum 14/12/2017 -Review of Graham Harman’s Ontology

Dear All

to facilitate an understanding of the Wolfendale paper I thought a quick dose of Harman’s ‘Quadruple Object’ was in order. To this extent I suggest we read this section of it for next week.

This meeting should hopefully be in UL102 14:15-15:45.

Best wishes

Graham

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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

Philosophy Forum 09/06/2016: Quentin Meillasoux

Dear All

following on from the Spectral Dilemma I thought we could read Meillasoux’s contribution to the Speculative Realist event transcript. It can be found here. I believe he is on pages 408-435 (with his discussion leading up to the end of the document).

Meeting is in the usual place (UL102) 14:15-15:45.

For those who were at the meeting (and indeed for any who would care to see), I have written my expression that Meillasoux is an Erisian agent here.

With best wishes

Graham

Philosophy Forum 02/06/2016 -Quentin Meillasoux: Spectral Dilemma

Dear All

This week we will turn our attention to the last of the classic ‘Speculative Realists’: Quentin Meillasoux. However rather than immediately revisiting ‘After Finitude’ (which we extensively investigated before) I thought we could being with his fascinating paper on the possibility of a virtual God entitled ‘Spectral Dilemma’.

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

Best wishes

Graham