Nature is not natural and can never be naturalized — Graham Harman

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Relationism Is Too Normative

...for me. Deterritorialization good, reterritorialization bad. Decoded flows good, molar lumps bad. Flow in general good. Some flows more fluid than others. Normal (fluid) versus pathological (static). Relations are good. More relations are better.

But on top of all of this: it's an aesthetic picture of the world calling itself a deep structure. THAT is the founding normativity. Preserving the distinction between aesthetic and causal. We should move past Derrida, not fall back behind.

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