Guerrilla Metaphysics: Phenomenology and the Carpentry of Things (Google eBook)
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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Review: Guerrilla Metaphysics: Phenomenology and the Carpentry of ThingsUser Review - Egor Sofronov - Goodreads
Although Harman does not prove his claims, they are themselves extremely interesting Read full review
Review: Guerrilla Metaphysics: Phenomenology and the Carpentry of ThingsUser Review - Eric Phetteplace - Goodreads
There's a lot of humor and the carnivalesque in Harman's style which made this work great. Using literary terms (metaphor, humor, allure) to describe objective processes was a great twist. I'm not all ... Read full review