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

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Weird Essentialism

I've been thinking about these three nodes of a logic square:

1. Essentialism + metaphysics of presence

2. Non-essentialism + metaphysics of presence
(relationism)

3. Non-essentialism - metaphysics of presence
(deconstruction)

It seems to me that OOO occupies a fourth possible position:

4. Essentialism - metaphysics of presence.

"Queer Ecology" was somewhere between 3 and 4. My new essay on ecofeminism advocates 4.



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