Guerrilla Metaphysics: Phenomenology and the Carpentry of Things

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Open Court, Aug 31, 2011 - Philosophy - 280 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.

Contents

Introduction
1
Part One The Carnal Phenomenologists
7
Part Two Setting the Table
71
Part Three Quadruple Philosophy
145
Notes
257
Bibliography
269
Index
273
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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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