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

Wednesday, May 12, 2010


Wlad Godzich asked me what constituted an event in my implicative view (see below and here), and it took me a while to reply, but as it's quite relevant to the talk on textuality here goes:

1) A Whiteheadian “actual occasion,” a concatenation of an ongoing process.

2) In a different mode, Derrida's notion of l'avenir, an irreducibly unpredictable future.

I recognize that there is more than asymmetry between these answers.