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

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Nonhuman Agency

A gun, not a person, killed a 7-year-old boy outside a gun store yesterday near to Pittsburgh. The father's gun.

"Guns don't kill people," right?

I'm not just making a point. OOO has political implications. Nonhumans are already on the inside of social space.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I am confused on how OOO helps here. I understand the need to reject the NRA bumper sticker propaganda, but how is the death of child, killed when his father accidentally discharged his own gun, an example of nonhuman agency. Do you want to claim that the gun went off on its own? Where is the agency here? These are all serious questions.