Occasionalism in Whitehead and Harman

An important discussion continues to unfold in the comment section of this post over at Knowledge-Ecology. We are trying to figure out what metaphysical work Whitehead's eternal objects do, among other things. Here is my last comment: I think Whitehead gives you withdrawal without returning to an ontology of substances. Adam and I have been [...]

Bruno Latour – “Waiting for Gaia: composing a common world through political art”

Via Knowledge-Ecology, who linked to a barely audible mp3 of Latour's recent talk at the French Institute in the UK recorded by Tim Morton. Thanks for the guerrilla media effort, Tim! I wish the Institute would release their high quality video for free!! We should be absolutely floored by what Latour has to say here, in [...]

The Difficulty of Christianity (a response to ProfessorAnton)

Professor Anton will probably respond to my response, as is his kind habit. I'll post it here when he does. (Be sure to visit the YouTube link so you can read the comment threads beneath my video. The dialogue is getting rather interesting...)

More on Myth, Panentheism, and Participation…

Levi Bryant has posted a few more reflections on myth. I've pasted some of our discussion over on Larval Subjects below. Bryant also recently posted on what he calls "a-theism," and I'm more inclined to follow him at least part way in what he suggests. I have a few caveats, however. I do interpret the [...]

Thinking in media res.

My Muse's ideas remain mute to the world until given voice by the poet who courts her.  For this I use my mouth, my tongue, my teeth, and my lungs. As I inhale and prepare to name the world, it dawns on me that I have lost the ability to tell the difference between my [...]

William Irwin Thompson on the transformation of our economy

COLUMN - THINKING OTHERWISE - The Digital Economy of W. Brian Arthur | Wild River Review. It would now appear that industrial and service economy "jobs" are disappearing at the same time that national currencies are in crisis and public universities and community colleges are being stripped of funds, so that they cannot take up [...]