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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Orador: Graham Harman
Graham Harman é professor de filosofia e vice-reitor de investigação na The American University in Cairo. É autor de onze livros, sendo os mais recentes The Quadruple Object (2011), Quentin Meillassoux: Philosophy in the Making (2011), Weird Realism: Lovecraft and Philosophy (2012), e Bells and Whistles: more Speculative Realism (2013). É cofundador da corrente denominada «realismo especulativo» e do movimento «object-oriented ontology».

A conferência é proferida em inglês.

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.

Organização: Escola de Comunicação, Artes e Tecnologias de Informação da Universidade Lusófona
Coordenação: José Gomes Pinto
Horário: 17h00
Local: auditório, piso -1
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