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

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Objects, Aesthetics, Causality: OOOIII

I have a bit of a dilemma. It's a very nice dilemma. Ian Bogost has drafted our New School Third OOO Symposium schedule, what a star.

So there are lots of papers. Each one should take 20 minutes. I'm on almost at the very end. I'm thinking that by then there will be a lot of resonance that's built up. So I think I'm going to go with aesthetic suggestiveness rather than crystalline forms of reason. Not that the aesthetic version doesn't have its own logic.

But that means I leave out a lot of stuff. One of the things I have to leave out is my argument about how the rift between essence and appearance means we have to use some kind of paraconsistent logic that can accept that some contradictions can be true. Never mind I guess...maybe it will come up in the Q&A...

I tend to want to minimize my talk time because Q&A is very important and it really helps me.

My talk is called “Objects, Aesthetics, Causality.”

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