Guerrilla Metaphysics: Phenomenology and the Carpentry of Things

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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.


PART ONE The Carnal Phenomenologists
2 TwoBorderlands of Intentionality
3Bathing inthe Ether
4 The Style
5 The
PART TWO Setting
7 The Problem
8 Metaphor A Execution versus
9 HumorA Reduced to Mechanisms
PART THREE Quadruple Philosophy
Elements 11 Vicarious
12 Some Implications A Not Critique

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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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