The crisis of non-object-oriented philosophy

The crisis of non-object-oriented philosophy
13/11/2013
The crisis of non-object-oriented philosophy
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The crisis of non-object-oriented philosophy
A conference by Graham Harman.

"For this conference on the crisis of the object, I will try to show that it is really the non-object-oriented philosophies that are in crisis. In one camp of contemporary philosophy we have a renewed scientism that thinks it can eliminate objects simply by showing that they are made of smaller pieces, thereby reducing everything downward. In another camp we have the left-over idealism of human-centered philosophy, which holds that it can eliminate objects by showing that there is nothing deep or hidden lying beneath human praxis, or networks, or events, thereby reducing everything upward. In this lecture I will show that both attempts are intellectually self-defeating, and that only object-oriented approaches bear promise for renewing philosophy. My own object-oriented philosophy will be contrasted with the fascinating but rather different object-oriented approach of the emerging French philosopher Tristan Garcia."
Graham Harman

Graham Harman is the author of The Quadruple Object (2011), Quentin Meillassoux: Philosophy in the Making (2011), Weird Realism: Lovecraft and Philosophy (2012), and Bells and Whistles: more Speculative Realism (2013).

Organized by Escola de Comunicação, Artes e Tecnologias de Informação da Universidade Lusófona
Coordinated by José Gomes Pinto
Wednesday, 17.00
Museum's auditorium (floor -1)
Free admission