Guerrilla Metaphysics: Phenomenology and the Carpentry of Things (Google eBook)

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Open Court, Aug 21, 2013 - Philosophy - 429 pages
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The current fashions in both analytic and continental philosophy are staunchly anti-metaphysical. There is supposedly no way to talk about the world itself — the philosopher is confined to antiseptic discussions of language, or of other modes of human access to the world. In this provocative work, Graham Harman expands the discussion from his previous book, Tool-Being, arguing for a theory of "the carpentry of things" — a more accessible way of viewing the world that incorporates ideas from Husserl, Levinas, Lingis, and other philosophers.

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in two words: sheer charlatanism.


B Whole and Part
C Worlds Inside of Vacuums
D Firewalls
A Execution versus Presentation
B The Plasma of Things
C Reality without Presence
D The WolfSystem
A Reduced to Mechanisms

B Quality without Substance
C Satisfied with Appearance
D The Ether
A Sensation
B The Body
C The InItself forUs
D Flesh
E Style
A Imperative Objects
B The Senses under Command
C Levels of the World
A The Revival of Substance
B Vacuums Everywhere
C The Wheel of Objects and Relations
D The Quintessence
A Vicarious Cause
B Sincerity Comedy and Charm
C Allure
A Severed Qualities
B A Downward Spiral of Objects
C Elements
A The Object and Its Parts
B The Object and Its Notes
C Four Questions in One
A Not Critique
B Gradations
C Time and Space
D The Carnival of Things

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About the author (2013)

Professor Graham Harman is an assistnat professor at the American University in Cairo where he teaches philosophy. While earning his Ph.D. from DePaul University, he worked as a sportswriter, in which capacity he interviewed such figures as Sammy Sosa and Bobby Knight.

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