The idea of form is that the formal cause Of a thing, in short, is the shape that it’s in. The cause of a thing is it's form. Graham Harman proposes to be able to develop an ontology based on form. Most philosophy that we encounter in the continental tradition, otherwise known as the phenomenological … Continue reading And

Orientation upon Objects and Significance of Significance

Like I say here and there...Object Oriented Ontology resonates with me; it resonates with what I am doing, with my work.  At risk of sounding retroactive, though, I already had this kind of...understanding, if you will, of object-Being; it began with Francios Laruelle's Non-philosophy which I just stumbled on in the Philosophy Now forum that I … Continue reading Orientation upon Objects and Significance of Significance

“On Vicarious Causation”.

Graham Harman’s seminal piece on the displacing of human centrality to causality Presently I am revisiting the nature of cause. Revisiting the fall into efficient cause and the repercussions of the relationship between truth and reality.

The Subject

We can always talk about a subject. But then sometimes we talk about the subject. For philosophers the subject is very important, and so it’s generally assumed every time someone starts talking about philosophy. Sometimes, though, I wonder if philosophers are a little loose in using terms, and then assume that philosophy is getting anywhere … Continue reading The Subject

On Unicorns

There is an old philosophical methodological trope which says that everything has to do with meaning. Basically, this methodological trope says that I am allowed to ask you what you mean by any statement or term, and that this method constitutes philosophy as it only and must be at all times and everywhere. Basically, to … Continue reading On Unicorns