(the) Political, Adorno, Agency and Politics, Alain Badiou, Dialectic of Enlightenment, Object Oriented Ontology, Ontological Politics, Speculative Realism

Adorno having a few speculative realist and object-oriented moments

While reading Adorno & Horkheimer’s Dialectic of Enlightenment I was struck not merely by the complexity of their argument, but by the fact that their analysis of the achievements of Enlightenment shows so many (indirect) affiliations with recent developments in Speculative Realist or Object-Oriented ontologies. Continue reading

Agency and Politics, An Epistemology of the Concrete, Bruce Braun, Hans-Jurg Rheinberger, Object Oriented Ontology, Sarah Whatmore, Speculative Realism, Toward a History of Epistemic Things

An Epistemology of the Concrete // New Materialisms: Ontology, Agency and Politics

Just recently discovered two great new books published by Duke University Press; Hans-Jurg Rheinberger’s An Epistemology of the Concrete and New Materialisms: Ontology, Agency and Politics edited by Diana Coole and Samantha Frost.   Continue reading