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

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Life Intrinsic to Things

Some forms of theism think of life as a highly contingent miracle.

Some forms of materialism (quite a lot) think exactly the same. What mostly exists is “dead matter” (Meillassoux's phrase, and of course Brassier et al.) such that life is a highly contingent affair.

But this theory says something very different.

In essence, life is an essential feature of a reality in which things are quantized. And thus subject to probabilistic rather than mechanical causality. A young physicist takes on Schrödinger's (“What Is Life?”) mantle.

Thanks Dirk!

No comments: