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

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Hey This Is a Nice OOO Idea

"One reason OOO is hard to accept for some people is also the reason why psychoanalysis or ecological awareness is hard to accept: what is found is a profound lack in the Other, the realization that “the Other does not exist”: there is no Nature, no deep background of meaning—what we took as real is really a projection. What we assumed to be real is just a manifestation of the as-structure."
From Realist Magic, which I'm proof reading.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

great passage indeed.. it feels very right(minded) to me... still, what I cannot really get my head around is the seeming contradiction that, on the one hand, "the Other does not exist" meaning, I guess, that I am (always already inside and made out) of Otherness, and, on the other hand, the idea that reality is like a box-within-box-within-box of abounding Otherness...
at any rate, I really look forward buying this book Tim