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

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Anti-Nihilism Death Ray

...from within nihilism itself. That's the line I'm running in Hyperobjects. Philosophies, like elections, have consequences. Trying to negate nihilism by running towards what Heidegger calls Erlebnis (lived-experience) only doubles down on the nihilism. You have to tunnel through it.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...


This anti-nihilism death ray sounds too familiar to me ;-) though, i really don't see how you would engage it with 'Hyperobjects' (not that i already know what the hell a 'Hyperobject' is, neither that am really keen to know, honestly). But i just wanted to share that negating nihilism would not double down on it. There is no really way to tunnel it (what ever that might mean). Negating nihilism can only lead to one thing (not an object, please).

I leave this as homework for you to think rather to run your 'Hyperobjects'. Just take notice in which sense the aritmetics of your lived-experience are failing here. Why?

cheers :-)