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

Monday, October 1, 2012

Bryant on Barad

Levi sums up something I'm arguing in a forthcoming essay on Barad, in a volume on ecofeminism.

Aside from the strange infinite regress of relations implied in the view that relations precede relata, there is the political assumption that this is a good thing always, an assumption that is pretty much unquestioned and even unquestionable these days.

But as Levi argues, if there is not some excess of the thing over its relations, why would we care about DDT, since DDT plus endocrine systems is an entirely new entity.

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