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

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Aristotle with a Twist

Sounds like a nice cocktail. I'm looking forward to reading the printed version of Graham's talk. For some reason I was thinking today about my favorite guy of the Arabic Aristotelian world, al-Kindi.

How do you get to invent rubbing alcohol 1000 years ago? You give a shit about the phenomenal world, this one, because the essence of this envelope I'm holding just is this envelope's physical form. It's not some idea in a beyond.

If you strip final causes and prime movers out of Aristotle, you end up with something quite like OOO.



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