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

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Date Error (oops)

Dear All

I know that most of you who are likely to attend know that the forum is on Thursday and will have paid little or no attention to my error of putting the 3rd and not the 2nd in the forum post.

That being said, because the error has been pointed out to me and it’s possible someone might turn up on the wrong day, it’s important I point out that forum is on the normal day at the normal time 2/11 14:15-15:45.

best

Graham

 

 

Philosophy Forum 26/10/2017 -Sokolowski: Ontological Possibilities in Phenomenology: The Dyad and the One

Dear All

following the theme of dyad and one I thought we could look at this exciting looking Husserlian treatment of the matter. I have peaked ahead and it does  have the Gadamer-Plato thing in there, so don’t feel we’ve veered too far off topic.

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

best

Graham

Philosophy Forum 12/10/2017: Ugo Pagallo: Plato’s Daoism and the Tubingen School.

Dear All

this week the forum will return to the discussion about the relatively recent re-interpretation of Plato (that of the unwritten doctrines). To this end we’ll read a paper by Ugo Pagallo entitled ‘Plato’s Daoism and the Tubingen School’.

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

best

Graham