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

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Amen

"Cole also claims that artists and architects only read Speculative Realism because they misunderstand it, and really think that it’s about doing what all disciplines have always already done when they talked about objects and their histories. This is condescending on Cole’s part toward artists and architects, and also incorrect, as I can assure him from my discussions with hundreds of artists and architects. There’s been brewing resentment in the humanities at how OOO in particular has taken off in disciplines outside philosophy, and corresponding attempts to belittle the intellectual skills of my readers in those fields." --Graham Harman

1 comment:

nickguetti said...

Cole doesn't even seem to realize that OOO is just one of the different Speculative Realisms, and he makes that mistake at like the beginning of the article. I don't know why I read beyond that; it doesn't get better. Gosh, is this what passes for high intellectual discourse? A bunch of trolls criticizing things they haven't read? And I thought social media was bad.