[PDF] Unlimited ↠ Circus Philosophicus : by Graham Harman

  • Title: Circus Philosophicus
  • Author: Graham Harman
  • ISBN: 9781846944000
  • Page: 454
  • Format: Paperback

  • [PDF] Unlimited ↠ Circus Philosophicus : by Graham Harman - Circus Philosophicus, Circus Philosophicus Platonic myth meets American noir in this haunting series of philosophical images from gigantic ferris wheels to offshore drilling rigs
    Graham Harman
    Graham Harman born May 9, 1968 is a professor at the American University in Cairo, Egypt He is a contemporary philosopher of metaphysics, who attempts to reverse the linguistic turn of Western philosophy He terms his ideas object oriented ontology A larger grouping of philosophers, Speculative Realism, includes Harman and the philosophers Iain Hamilton Grant, Quentin Meillassoux and Ray Brassier.


    Leo Horovitz
    A mediocre but mildly entertaining book of myths designed to illuminate some questions of metaphysics The myths themselves are not very imaginative or interesting, and they don t really do the job of shining light on any serious philosophical questions On the occasions that the author presents his views on some issue, this view seems inevitably na ve and vague to the point of being completely void of meaning It s hard to see to whom it is addressed The reader unfamiliar with philosophical questi [...]

    In six chapters plus a brief conclusion ,Graham Harman sketches out six scenarios objects things that address various parts of his take on object oriented ontology Chapter one considers a Ferris Wheel of objects, to defend thinking about objects from trends favoring events and relations In Chapter two, Harman reconceptualizes an ex girlfriend s concept of a local bridge by projecting it into hell and throwing the old classicists off it, in order to demonstrate how things should be thought of in [...]

    Disclaimer I am not really invested in the debates surrounding object oriented ontology that is, whether it s anything novel than a certain reading of Whitehead combined with some post phenomenology, a philosophical fad, or some combination of both But the title of this book attracted me, enjoying both circuses and philosophy.Harman poses each chapter as a thought experiment of sorts, each inspired by a specific object or scene a miles long ferris wheel, a bridge, a calliope, an offshore oil ri [...]

    Karl Steel
    The human Graham Harman travels the surface of the earth, inspired by encounters with other cosmopolitan intellectuals to create parables to retell and occasionally incrementally develop the insights of speculative realism and object oriented ontology The conceit of cosmopolitan humans talking to other cosmopolitan humans particularly the embarrassing conversation with the justly named love object, Olympia meant to be an automaton fails the weirdness of speculative realism, while doing nothing t [...]

    Slim but challenging I m relatively new to Harman, but quite enjoyed his approach in this book, using myth and story to introduce elements of his philosophy I m not sure I m ready to devote my life to Object Oriented Ontology just yet, but this was a nice way to have pieces of it explained.I suppose I was also drawn to it by his smooth, flowing writing style He reminds me a bit of Sebald at times, which can be a very good thing.Worth a look.

    Ben Lainhart
    Written in the style of Platonic myth, Circus Philosophicus is a fascinating and very readable introduction to Harman s Object Oriented Philosophy He sets out bold claims and then uses the backdrop of his own travel diaries to create supporting myths While I was not swayed by many of his arguments, I did enjoy the style of the book and the many ways in which it made me think.

    Erick Felinto
    A philosophical reflexion on an object oriented ontology in the form of amusing and colorful allegories A strange, captivating book for philosophers and amateurs alike.

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