“Was not their mistake once more bred of the life of slavery that they had been living?—a life which was always looking upon everything, except mankind, animate and inanimate—‘nature,’ as people used to call it—as one thing, and mankind as another, it was natural to people thinking in this way, that they should try to make ‘nature’ their slave, since they thought ‘nature’ was something outside them” — William Morris

Sunday, June 12, 2011

You Know You're an Object-Oriented Philosopher When...

...you read a book that discounts the existence of people, popsicles and planets in favor of lumps of matter (almost the same phrase that “Phred” uses), and it literally makes you want to vomit. I haven't been very well this last fortnight and I shall forever associate these lumps of matter with the lumps of matter that came out of my mouth on several occasions, not to put too fine a point on it.

I mean honestly, how can these guys stand it? It's just horrible.


Chris Leonardi said...

What post are you referring to when you refer to Phred?

Jozsef Kele said...

Mereological nihilism? The van Ingwan stuff is bad. It's only original exponent was a guy (Jeff grupp) who now trafficked in illuminaty type conspiracy theory. He related it to Buddhist logic and made a number of novel logical argument ls and drew widely from the quantum and particle physics literature to make his case. It seems the entire thing was motivated to deny extension thus denying materiality and reasserting some kind of idealism. Basically it led to constructivism or conceptualism about empirical objects and treated quantum point particles as "real" reality.